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Communications Manager

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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University of Idaho

Communications Manager

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Communications & Marketing

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $43,000 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Strategic Communications Science Writer Manager this position will identify, develop and write content, and coordinate photo and video assets supporting the strategic direction of the university. The incumbent will work collaboratively with University Communications and Marketing staff including a team of marketers, web coordinators, and creative services professionals, in addition to various colleges, to effectively promote the university and college goals. Incumbent will utilize project management and teamwork skills as well as showcase their ability to develop stories independently to write to specific audiences in a variety of formats, and coordinate with a team.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or other appropriate fields.

  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting, translating and writing technical, complex or specialized content for a general audience;
  • Experience identifying, gathering and developing stories for the mass media and specialized audiences;
  • Experience researching, reporting and verbally communicating;
  • Experience with journalistic writing, AP style, news releases and story generation;
  • Experience collaborating and working with internal and external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with media, writing news releases and pitching stories;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in marketing communications;
  • Experience working in higher education;
  • Ability to understand varied fields;
  • Basic knowledge of multimedia production;
  • Working knowledge of web design principles, printing processes, graphics formats, and effective design and photography principles;
  • Self-starter with demonstrated leadership experience;
  • Experience mentoring others;
  • Ability to understand content channels and repurposing of content.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP003071P

Posting Date: 10/19/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. To be considered your “Letter of Qualification” must address each of the required qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the preferred qualifications as relevant.
For 1st consideration, please apply by November 3, 2021.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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