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Specialist I/II/III, Communications & Marketing

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Journalism, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

National Ctr Asphalt Technology

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 Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is accepting applications for a Specialist, Communications positions at level I, II, or III, depending on the candidate’s combination of education and experience. This position is responsible for creating communications, marketing and promotional material delivered through various mediums for the National Center for Asphalt Technology .

Essential Functions
  • Writing and editing content for the National Center for Asphalt Technology’s website and other affiliated websites; 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 and staff to present their research fluently to a wide audience is a strong consideration, as well as the ability to present the NCAT in an engaging and innovative manner to its various constituencies stakeholders.
  • 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

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position with no experience.
Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to position plus 2 years of experience.
Level III requires a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the position plus 4 years of experience.

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in marketing and communications services to include print journalism.
  • 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 education; 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. Experience with requirements of section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide contact information for 3 references within your application.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documentation
  2. Writing Sample
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field from an accredited institution?
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