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Stephen F. Austin State University Specialist OR Senior Specialist - Marketing Communications (Editorial Services) in Nacogdoches, Texas

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Job Title Specialist OR Senior Specialist - Marketing Communications (Editorial Services)

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

FLSA Non-Exempt

General Job Description

This is a professional position responsible for performing editorial work in support of the Office of University Marketing Communications. Responsible for contributing to the development, publication, and dissemination of department-produced communications; assisting with the development and implementation of communications programs; assisting with special projects as assigned; and ensuring the quality, consistency, and conformity of departmental public relations, branding, and publication functions. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the assistant director, University Marketing Communications (Creative and Editorial Services).

Essential Job Functions

  1. Researches, writes and edits department-produced communications for use in print and electronic publications, branding and advertising efforts, and communications programs.

    1. Obtains, analyzes, prepares and disseminates informational and promotional items in the form of news stories, feature articles, video and radio scripts, social media, advertising, or other marketing collateral internally to the university community and/or externally to local and state media and the general public.

    2. Confirms facts for releases, features and marketing copy, adhering to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification and style.

    3. Consults with university faculty and staff to obtain information for publication and/or to respond to media inquiries.

    4. Coordinates the print and electronic publication of department-produced communications.

    5. Assists with the planning, development and implementation of communications programs that describe and promote the university by collaborating with departmental staff and/or other departments and contributing to decisions on and providing quality assurance of content and style.

    6. Coordinates special projects as assigned.

    7. Maintains consistent editorial style of official university communications.

    8. Monitors comprehensive project schedule to ensure timely project completion.

    9. Ensures the quality, consistency and conformity of departmental public relations, branding, and publication functions.

    10. Provides periodic project status reports to supervisor.

    11. Stays abreast of developments and emerging trends related to areas of specialization.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

  2. Assists with copywriting as assigned.

    1. Assists with photography and videography shoots as needed.

    2. Assists with special projects as assigned.

    3. May edit publications produced by other departments.

    4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. md5-5f7356ab06a9d004245702d749adf75e

Physical Demands

Required Education

SPECIALIST : Completion of at least two years of college coursework or an associate’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field is required.

SENIOR SPECIALIST : Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field is required. Candidates who do not meet the degree requirement but have significant experience related to the position may also be considered.

Required Experience and Training

SPECIALIST : Two years of related experience is required. Experience in news writing, marketing, advertising, public relations, communications or a related field is required.

SENIOR SPECIALIST : Five years of related experience is required. Experience in news writing, marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

SPECIALIST : Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

SENIOR SPECIALIST : Graphic design experience is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate

Mid Pay Rate

Salary Information Commensurate with Experience

Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

This position may report to the assistant director, University Marketing Communications (Web Services) depending on business needs.

Is Background Check Required? Yes

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Number S2021-039

Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants

Number of Positions Available 1

Posted Date 06/10/2021

Review Start Date

Close Date

Work Schedule

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Quick Link https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/7191

Contact Name Shirley Luna

Contact Phone (936) 468-2605

Contact Email sluna@sfasu.edu

Contact Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Which of the following best represents your education background?
  • Completed High School Diploma or GED

  • Completed some college

  • Completed Associates Degree

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree

  • Completed Master's Degree

  • Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD

    • Which of the following best represents the number of years experience you possess relating to the job to which you are applying?
  • Less than two years

  • Two to three years

  • Four to five years

  • Six to seven years

  • Eight to nine years

  • Ten or more years

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

    Optional Documents

  • Transcript(s)

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Portfolio

  • Writing Sample

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