Communications Manager I

United States, North America
Jan 23, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 8958

Internal Posting Date: 01-22-2014

Internal Closing Date: 01-28-2014

External Closing Date: 02-04-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Communications Manager I

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: Residential & Hospitality Services

Primary Department: 10078435 RESIDENTIAL & HOSPITALITY SERV - INF SRV

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 12

Position Summary: The Communications Manager will coordinate, assemble, and distribute information pertaining to the division and its operating units, which may include online communications, news and press releases, digital billboards, and the full scope of print materials; writes, edits, and proofs copy for online, print, and digital media; plans, creates, produces, photographs, edits, and proofs draft releases and feature materials for online communications, media, and publications to inform the division, University, and public of divisional issues and events; identifies sources of information; will research surveys and interview to obtain information; will work with colleagues to track projects throughout the creative process; maintains and updates files including statistical reports, daily clippings, and monthly media reports; will use AP Style to write press releases, and gains necessary unit, divisional, and university-level approvals and does routine follow-up with all appropriate media; will contribute to weekly online intranet postings, monthly divisional newsletter, and quarterly divisional magazine.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in journalism, telecommunications, or public relations; 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 advertising, and creative services; graphic design; word processing; desktop publishing; Web design; presentation; spreadsheet and/or database software; public presentation; or radio production; or computer programming/technology; experience managing content for social media channels; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Ability to work independently and cooperatively to achieve optimal results; proficiency in the full complement of applications contained in the Microsoft Office Suite and AP Style; skilled in interviewing and information gathering, editing, and composing an engaging story.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Work/Writing Sample

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please provide a writing sample of journalistic content, i.e. articles, press releases, Web content, and/or human interest stories.

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation Union