Digital Communications and Media Specialist

Monroe Township, Snyder County / Selinsgrove, Snyder County
Jan 06, 2014

Susquehanna University

Digital Communications and Media Specialist

The digital communications and media specialist plans, manages and executes appropriate content for various department websites, including the news pages of the university website. This position reports to the Director of Digital and Print Communications. The goal is to effectively communicate information, news and accomplishments to internal and external audiences in support of student recruitment. The person in this role is responsible for seeking out newsworthy stories on campus, writing and posting news releases to the website, generating other compelling website content, and responding to requests from the news media. Thinking strategically and with a marketing perspective about how to best frame the institutional story to achieve desired results will be critical to the success of this position.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism or related field, and a minimum of three years’ experience in journalism, communications or related field;
• Understanding of marketing communications strategies to achieve desired results;
• Excellent interviewing, writing and editing skills, and proven ability to produce well-written materials in a timely manner;
• Skill and demonstrated experience in writing for the Web
• Proficiency in use of AP style;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Proven ability to recognize and pitch newsworthy stories;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present oneself effectively in a public setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in producing search-engine-optimized (SEO) copy preferred;
• Experience in producing short video clips to supplement storytelling preferred;

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Number of Months: 12 months

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Work Schedule/Hours per Week: Administrative/Salaried

Posting date: 12/13/2013

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Number: AH006

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Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.