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OPS Communication Assistant

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: OPS Communication Assistant
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 55721

Alumni Affairs


This position will provide general support to the Executive Director of Communications, the Editor and the entire University Advancement Communications team.

As a member of the Communications team, the assistant will write and edit content for a variety of projects (including print, web, mobile, video, and social media), working closely with the Editor to brainstorm ideas, develop concepts and articulate messaging. This position will also manage and distribute mass electronic communications via e-mail campaigns.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high-volume workload often requiring short turnaround times
  • Read and edit content for spelling, punctuation, grammar and clarity
  • Manage and distribute mass electronic communications via e-mail campaigns.
  • Verify facts cited in materials for print and digital publication
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication’s style and editorial policy
  • Assist the Editor in Chief and other Alumni staff with writing, editing and proofreading letters, programs, scripts, press releases, invitations, website, and advertisements. Assist in maintain content on websites and other electronic platforms.
  • Provide research and subject matter briefs to the Editor, through online searches, reviews of existing research, interviews with subject-matter experts and in-person meetings
  • Oversee the post-production process for the magazine and related clerical tasks
  • Communicate directly with the communications and departmental staff on project status, needs and expected deadlines. Provide support and assist with development and implementation for social media content.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and protect confidential information.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Four or more years of academic or professional writing experience, with a solid portfolio of work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Moderate to strong editing and copywriting skills.
  • Exceptional research and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and multitasking ability.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using email marketing software.
  • Proofreading experience and familiarity with AP Style.
  • Experience working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keen eye for detail and appreciation of great design.
University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

Pay: $13 per hour at 20 hours per week.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.


This is an OPS/temporary job.

Based on the duties, this position may require completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

The hiring committee will review applications as received

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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