Position Description: The Communications Specialist is an entry-level professional responsible for providing overall communications assistance to the Director of Communications of the College of Law. Primary responsibility is to execute graphic design and coordinate printing of College of Law graphics materials through creative presentation of the college and its informational materials. Creative work examples include but are not limited to production of magazines; brochures; annual reports; advertising media and Web materials.
Position Responsibilities: Assists Director of Communications with the conceptualization and implementation of graphic solutions that aid in the marketing for the College of Law. Other responsibilties include offering assistance with the following:
Managing the college's website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.);
Writing and editing news releases, features, and other types of written content;
Coordinating HTML e-mail campaigns;
Assisting with communications strategy, planning, and research;
Other communications-related duties, as needed.
Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree in communications, graphic arts or related field preferred.
Minimum 1-2 years of experience in graphic design, communications or public relations setting.
Experience working in a university or related field design/production office strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
A team-player able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight completion deadlines, work independently and communicate effectively.
Proficient in the Adobe CC graphic design software - including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; experience in WordPress, and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) preferred.
Experience with print design and layout for sales and marketing collateral, flyers, posters, trade-show materials, multipage brochures and catalogs.
Requires the ability to exercise sound discretionary judgment, and the ability to interface and consult with the cross-functional teams on the coordination of projects.
Requires strong artistic and graphics skills. Must have a strong eye and a high aesthetic for graphic and interactive design, typography, photography, etc.
Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to adapt to ever-changing workloads and deadlines, and work well within the team environment.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.