Digital Media Specialist - Coordinated Science Laboratory (147306)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Champaign, IL
Closing date
Jul 31, 2021

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Digital Media Specialist

Coordinated Science Laboratory

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

The Coordinated Science Laboratory in The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for a Digital Media Specialist. The Digital Media Specialist works with the Director of Communications in producing rich and inspiring content that drives engagement among our vast audience of alumni, donors, and friends, as well as providing input on strategy development. This position is located on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY:

The Digital Media Specialist will provide input on strategy development and will implement plans for the Coordinated Science Laboratory in The Grainger College of Engineering, as well as its institutes and initiatives. The Digital Media Specialist is also responsible for working strategically across multiple digital media including social, video, websites, electronic signage, and email in support of priorities, including reputation management, government and corporate relations, alumni engagement, and more.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use digital media and storytelling techniques to drive home key messages and deliver outcomes in support of lab priorities.
  • Serve as team lead for video projects, working with campus resources and other team members to execute.
  • Develop new and interesting ways to use digital platforms.
  • Work within The Grainger College of Engineering and University of Illinois brand and messaging framework.
  • Assist with development of content for CSL and research institute websites, as well as social media.
  • Creatively enhance our engagement efforts with key audiences via social media.
  • Contribute to and enhance email marketing efforts.
  • Use metrics to measure the impact of our digital media efforts, make recommendations based on that data, and experiment to ensure maximum impact.
  • Move quickly and flexibly, work on projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and use good judgment to manage complex situations.
  • Stay informed on current communications and marketing trends and new technology.
  • Perform other related duties, such as writing, or projects as assigned to further the mission of the unit.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Required: Bachelor’s degree in public relations, advertising, communications, or a related field.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in film, graphic design, communication, marketing, or a related field.

Experience:

Required: One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in communications, promotions, public relations, advertising, or event planning. Experience with digital storytelling.

Preferred: Experience with digital design and/or video production. Experience with data analysis and market research. Familiarity with content management systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively. Working knowledge of software such as Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator. Excellent organizational skills.

SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

This is a full-time Civil Service Publicity-Promotion Associate position appointed on a [12]-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after July 31, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Applications must be received by July 31, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume (months and years of employment must be included)
  • academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained
  • names/contact information for three references
  • In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Amy Gilbert at 217-244-1802 or [email protected] . For questions about the application process, please contact 217-244-2137.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

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    College Name or Administrative Unit:The Grainger College of Engineering Category:2-Administrative Title:Digital Media Specialist - Coordinated Science Laboratory (147306) Open Date:07/13/2021 Close Date:07/31/2021 Organization Name:Coordinated Science Lab

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