The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
is seeking a well-qualified Senior Communications Specialist to
join the team in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. One of 13
schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College
Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management
research and education for the global economy. The school is
consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by
leading business publications such as Business Week, Financial
Times, Economist and the Wall Street Journal.
The Senior Communications Specialist manages publication of a
weekly newsletter, develops advanced editorial content related to
complex topics, supports media relations activities, participates
in marketing and events planning, and provides other services to
support the Marketing Communications team at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business.
Incumbent should be able to translate complex research topics
into engaging language and craft research stories that capture the
media’s attention. The ideal candidate can cultivate mutually
beneficial relationships with faculty, has extensive media contacts
and a track record of successfully pitching stories to Tier-1
media. In addition to being an excellent writer and communicator,
this person must be a stellar project manager, working to set the
editorial calendar and produce multi-media content for a weekly
e-newsletter. This position requires someone who can work with
deadlines, self-manage many competing priorities and show excellent
judgment in creating content that positions Smith School faculty as
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in
English (or related field) plus a minimum of 7 years of
professional experience writing for traditional or new media.
Exceptional writing skills. Able to produce clean, compelling,
jargon-free copy; translate complex concepts for a wide audience;
identify trends and generate story ideas. Impeccable grammar;
attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build
mutually beneficial working relationships with faculty. Team
player; self-starter; enjoys working with diverse team. Excellent
organizational skills; able to work on multiple projects with
minimal supervision, meeting deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced
environment. Familiarity with social media. Adept at using social
media to promote content.
Preferences: 10+ years of experience preferred.
Experience in business and higher education preferred.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with
experience. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days
Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health,
Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.
When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter,
resume and list of references. For best consideration, please
submit applications no later than May 20, 2022 at https://ejobs.umd.edu; however, the
position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to
work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship offered for this
For more information about the
University of Maryland, please visit www.maryland.edu.
The University of Maryland,
College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,
complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations
regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The
University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all
persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability,
protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation,
personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First
Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.