Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Engineering Administration

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Office of Communications and Marketing in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is seeking candidates for a Communications and Marketing Specialist I/II/ III . The Office of Engineering Communications and Marketing is involved in a wide variety of events and projects, requiring flexibility in both strategic and operational planning and development.

Essential Functions

Writing and editing content for the College of Engineering website; brochures and reports; and newsletters, news releases and features for both traditional and social media outlets; letters; nominations; video scripts and more.

The ability to work with engineering faculty to present their research fluently to a wide audience is a strong consideration, as well as the ability to present the College of Engineering in an engaging and innovative manner to its various constituencies.

The candidate is expected to build and maintain relationships with journalists, develop story pitches for print, online, radio and broadcast news media, and assist with media visits to campus.

Strong consideration will be placed on those who also have experience with the creation and management of internal and external marketing campaigns across print and digital platforms

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years experience in marketing and communications services to include print and digital journalism.

Level III requires a Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to position plus 4 years experience in marketing and communications services to include print and digital journalism.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills are essential.

The candidate is expected to be fluent in AP Style for both digital and print platforms, from the generation of content to the coordination of layout and production with graphic artists and web designers.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Experience working in higher experience; proficient in AP Style, writing and editing of news, feature, technical, web and advertising content; project management of a variety of print, web, marketing and social media projects; proven ability to work with others. A desired candidate will demonstrate a willingness to stay on top of the latest technologies and build on existing skills. Some photography experience is helpful. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe CC software or similar is desired. Familiarity with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud is a plus.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
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    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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