The Communications Coordinator provides communications and marketing support to the MSU College of Nursing, reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications. The ideal candidate will have experience in journalistic writing, media relations, social media content creation and analysis, graphic design, branding and video production, as well as an ability to think of creative ways to share the College’s story to various audiences. The candidate must be collaborative and a self-starter, and have the ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identify and tell stories of interest throughout the College through various communications channels, including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, print magazines, social media and the website
Pitch story ideas to internal and external news outlets
Build relationships with faculty, staff and students throughout the College
Lay out monthly e-newsletter
Draft, shoot, edit and post photo and video content
Create engaging graphics for stories, initiatives, newsletters and the website
Brainstorm, organize, draft, schedule and/or post social media content across the College’s channels, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube
Facilitate and record podcasts
Design fliers or other collateral as needed for programs, events, biannual magazine, etc.
Organize and analyze social media metrics for College’s channels and initiatives
Organize giveaway/promotional item requests from units within College
Set up and monitor paid social media and SEO campaigns, under Director’s supervision
Updating the website
Ability to implement university and College brand standards in all materials
Other duties as assigned
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in Communications, Telecommunications, Journalism, Marketing, or Public Relations; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in internal communications; news, broadcasting, and print media, and/or marketing, advertising, and creative services; graphic design; word processing; desktop publishing; web design; presentation software; spreadsheet and/or database software; public presentation; or radio presentation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or public relations from a reputable university. At least two years of experience in marketing and communications, preferably in higher education and/or health care. Experience working with various communications and marketing tools, including Adobe products (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.), Canva, Concrete 5, Facebook Business, Google Ads, Instagram, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Microsoft products (including Sharepoint), Piktochart, Twitter, YouTube and more. Willing to train right candidate on tools, if needed.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Cover Letter & Resume
Please provide 3 professional references
Bidding eligibility ends on 2/23/2021, at 11:55 PM
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