Communications Specialist I
Performs communication tasks including one or more of the following activities: writing, editing, proof-reading, graphic design, lay-out, and written and electronic materials presentation development. May provide guidance to designated personnel.
Assists with the public relations program designed to create and maintain favorable public image for the university or a department.
Plans and directs development and communication of information designed to keep public informed of university’s programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
Prepares and distributes fact sheets, news releases, photographs, scripts, motion pictures, or tape recordings to media representatives and other persons who may be interested in learning about or publicizing university activities or message.
Arranges for and conducts public-contact programs designed to meet university’s objectives.
Promotes goodwill through such publicity efforts as speeches, exhibits, films, tours, and question/answer sessions.
Represents employer during community projects and at public, social, and business gatherings.
May research data, create ideas, write copy, lay out artwork, contact media representatives, or represent university directly to general public.
May confer with production and support personnel to coordinate production of television advertisements and on-air promotions.
May prepare press releases, fact sheets, and compose letters.
May disseminate facts and information about organization’s activities.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school degree and four years experience in field or completion of specialized training plus two years experience. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.