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Communications Specialist

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Classification Title:

Communications Specialist

Job Description:

Writing and Editing

Writes and updates content for a variety of print materials, including GATORx magazine, the college’s annual publication to donors, alumni and friends of the college. Identifies story ideas, conducts background research and interviews, and drafts stories about college activities. Writes and disseminates press releases to promote research breakthroughs and major activities in the college.

Public Relations

Serves as the communications liaison for the college’s programs to help identify communications needs and develop goals and solutions. Manages and continually updates the College of Pharmacy’s website using WordPress. Creates original graphical and textual content for the college’s social media platforms on a regular basis, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Responds to media inquiries in a timely and efficient manner.

Graphic Design and Creative Support

Conceptualizes and designs visuals and graphics that meet the branding standards of UF and UF Health. Adapt design elements across multiple digital, web and print communication platforms to connect and communicate with an audience. Maintains files of graphic design work and ensures the timely completion of all artwork requests. Works with the Office of Event Planning in the college to address graphic design and communication needs surrounding college-sponsored events. Link with UF Health Creative Services to coordinate, review and/or approve designed materials, templates, etc., as appropriate.

In-person event support

Attends College of Pharmacy-sponsored events and provides social media and photography support. Works with the Office of Event Planning in the college to address communications and marketing needs

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate area of specialization and 3-5 years of appropriate experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects and goals simultaneously.
Demonstrated initiative, self-starter.
Demonstrated knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook.
Knowledge of WordPress.
Familiarity with the fundamentals of good graphic design, including knowledge of software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of references

The University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within an exceptional community of students, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support and have a positive impact on all individuals.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: No

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