Public Relations Student Assistant
Public Relations Student AssistantDepartment:
Pharmacy Dean's OfficeAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.College/Unit/Department website:
EmployeeAdditional Schedule Information:
This position can work up to 20 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible based upon unit’s needs and schedules. Available to work summer and fall semesters is preferred.Anticipated Start Date:
04/09/2021Open Until Filled:
NoLocation of Vacancy:
Athens AreaEOO Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Duties/Responsibilities:
PREPARE RESEARCH STORIES:
Working with the research story budget, gather facts, interview subjects, write the story, obtain edits, and implement a distribution strategy for research news releases. The Senior Director of Public Relations will have final approval authority of the story.
IDENTIFY/BUDGET NEWS STORIES:
Working closely with the Senior Director of Public Relations and Public Relations Coordinator, prepare and prioritize a schedule of stories that will highlight the various accomplishments and successes at the College.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
At the discretion of the Senior Director of Public Relations and Public Relations Coordinator, this position may be asked to assist in other activities and/or services related to promoting the college.
The position will be dedicated to writing news releases and some research stories for the College of Pharmacy in order to promote and accelerate the college’s brand and positioning.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:
- A background and/or proven working knowledge of preparing news releases as well as science/technical stories.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :
- Organizational, time management, communication and human interaction skills that will complement a fast-paced, dynamic working environment.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to interpret a dense science topic and distill it to a message in lay terms.
- Ability to interview and interact with staff, research scientists, and pharmacy faculty.
Sit and work at a computer for long periods of time.Is this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a requirement of this position?:
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):