Public Information Specialist

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Public Information Specialist

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Public Information Specialist



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College of Engineering and Computing


CEC College of Engineering and Computing

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Full Time

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Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

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Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Website Content and Maintenance: Assist Digital Media Marketing Strategist in building new pages and implementing new tools. Implement a schedule of routine updates to the college’s website and facilitate approval process of changes. Accommodate requests from college faculty, staff, and leadership to update information as needed. Liaise with the central communications office to address issues on pages within the university website. Prepare and update images and post news articles as needed.

Website Quality Assurance: Under supervision, apply best practices of digital accessibility, mobile responsiveness and search engine optimization and support other web users in these efforts. Address browser and device compatibility to ensure various computers can access content. Troubleshoot site errors such as misspellings, broken links and accessibility issues as needed. Ensure compliance with UofSC brand standards and CMS guidelines.

Social Media Specialist: Plan and create engaging content for social media distribution which may include photos, videos, stories, links, takeovers, live videos and college announcements. Administrator of all accounts and ensures UofSC brand standards. Support the college social media team by collecting, writing and scheduling social media posts on all platforms. Track online conversations, reply to messages and engage with followers. Implement digital accessibility on all social media platforms. Stay abreast of social media best practices and trends, seeking opportunities that engage our users.

Marketing and Communications: Assist with general marketing and communication strategies across the College of Engineering and Computing. Assist with developing content, writing and editing stories, photographing events, monitoring media, creating marketing materials, and distributing content. Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and maintaining communications calendar. Perform other duties as assigned.

Analytics and Data Management: Use Google Analytics and native social media analytics to make recommendations that support communications strategy. Create and maintain web forms and notifications. Create and track URLs using UTM codes and link shorteners to support marketing objectives.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, visual communications, media arts, information science, or related field. Prior experience in digital marketing (social media, web, photography, advertising, writing, etc.).


• Proficiency in AP Style • Experience writing and posting web content for various audiences
• Familiarity with basic design and photography principles • Attention to detail, highly organized
• Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Canva

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by January 23, 2020

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Due: 1/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time