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Content Strategist / Communications Manager I

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 775950
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: Health Sciences
Department: Health Sciences EVP 40001123
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly
Working/Functional Title

Content Strategist

Position Summary

In this role you will:

  • Plan, produce and maintain day-to-day editorial content and workflow process across existing channels and research and develop new products
  • Manage story ideation, seeing the process through to publication
  • Work with health units to align and amplify storytelling through internal and external campaigns. Develop and produce captivating and inclusive content to tell the stories of MSU’s leadership in health sciences related to research, the student experience, innovation, and partnership
  • Write stories and produce media content with the audience in mind and measure effectiveness for agile improvements
  • Manage social media strategy and be able to conceive and execute campaigns that grow engagement with audiences
  • Manage and oversee Content Management Relationship (CRM) software and any e-mail distribution and contact management.
  • Oversee student employees to aid in workload and create learning opportunities.

The MSU Office of Health Sciences catalyzes the efforts of the health sciences in bringing health, hope, and healing for all through patient care, education, research, and partnership.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Journalism, Public Relations or related field;
  • One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in public and media relations, composing, editing and publication production, news, broadcasting, and print media, and/or marketing, advertising, and creative services;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Desired Qualifications
  • 5 years related experience
  • Excellent storytelling skills, creativity, and ability to develop original content with a focus on advanced science and technology
  • Ability to manage complex projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Proficiency with popular content management systems
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • 2 - 3 work samples that demonstrate your creativity and content development experience
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding Eligibility ends May 10, 2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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