Creative Services Assistant

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment:


Working Title:

Creative Services Assistant

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$38,000 - $42,000

Work Schedule:

8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings and/or weekends

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC


Office of Research Commercialization

About the Department:

NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina. The Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) plays a crucial role in this by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups. We’re driving economic growth by facilitating the commercialization of research discoveries.

For more information about our office, please visit our website:

Essential Job Duties:

The North Carolina State University Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) is seeking an energetic and self-motivated Creative Services Assistant. The individual in this position will report to the Digital Content & Communications Manager and work closely with the New Ventures Team, as well as university start-up companies in creating marketing presentations, monitoring social media platforms, and content creation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Digital Content & Communications Manager to generate social media content and manage social media calendar.
  • Monitor all social media platforms for trending news, ideas, and feedback related to Research-Commercialization, engage followers, monitor conversations and provide customer service when appropriate.
  • Assist the Digital Content & Communications Manager in creating logos, websites, and producing branded materials for NC State research-based startups.
  • Write stories and assist with the creation of collateral for the New Ventures Program.
  • Assist with interviews, videography, and marketing events.
  • Research new opportunities to increase awareness of ORC within the NC State landscape through social media presence.

This position is located in Raleigh, NC on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications:

Experience with Adobe’s Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects and Premiere), or similar software.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Proficient in use of Social Media platforms.

Exceptional attention to detail.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Effective interpersonal and client service skills.

Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and 2 years of professional experience.

Previous experience in creative services or marketing and communications.

At least 1 year of experience in social media and producing multimedia content.

Experience in higher education or non-profit environments.

Understand social media marketing and other general marketing practices.

Required License or Certification:


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Job Open Date:


Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.):


Special Instructions:

Applicants should upload to their application the following:
1) Cover letter
2) Resume
3) Contact information of three professional references, including email addresses and phone numbers.
4) Please provide a sample of your recent work and/or link to your portfolio. This can be uploaded as “Other Document 1”.

Please make sure the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history provided on your resume.

Position Number:


Position Type:


Position Classification Band Title:

Public Communication Specialist

Position Classification Band Level:


Position Classification Salary Range:

$31,200 - $83,965

Salary Grade Equivalency:


Alternate Option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Time Limited Position:


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department Id:

060102 - Research - Office of Technology Transfer


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time