Houston, TX
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Hours of Work:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under general supervision works with the Director for the Center for Justice Research (CJR) to promote the various initiatives of the Center for Justice Research, including media launches, events, partnerships, and the CJR staff, as well as making the general public aware of CJR research and programs.

Essential Duties Summary:

•Writes and placement of blog posts and editorials, editing and proofreading of CJR produced research reports, coordinating media launch events and promotion.
•Secures CJR research and speaking engagements at key forums and events. Write blogs and articles for CJR websites, and content for CJR’s social accounts where necessary. Drafts and placement of Op-Eds and featured articles
•Organizes CJR events, securing high level speakers and generating appropriate interest and publicity.
•Develops and tracks relationships with journalists and news agencies. Develops relationships with the necessary outlets for regular discussion of key issues related to CJR. Maintains database of think tanks and media contacts, including bloggers.
•Helps develop collaborative relationships with relevant think tanks, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and academic institutions.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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Hiring Range:

$41,976.00 - $52,470.00


Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Master’s degree preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
•Policies, procedures, and practices.
•Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
•Detail oriented.
•Problem-solving and decision-making.
•Internal and external communication.
•Strong organizational.
•Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
•Perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly.
•Build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
•Work independently.
•Communicate effectively.

Work Experience:

Four (4) years of working experience with increasing responsibilities in public affairs, communications and related fields, specifically demonstrating capabilities to effectively write, edit and present public information on complex subjects for print and digital media, preferably at local, state, and national level. University degree in communication/journalism/international relations/political sciences or closely related field. Experience in developing content that may utilize social media, multimedia, apps and web publishing tools.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

Routine office environment.
Sitting or standing in one location much of the time.
Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects light weight may be required.
Use of video display terminal.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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