Classification Title: Public Information Coordinator
College/Division: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Advertised Salary Range: $32,838
Advertised Job Summary:
The Communications Coordinator will be a key member of the Communications department and will support the Director of Communications in content creation and in developing, establishing and maintaining strategies for keeping all School of Law audiences (prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty and staff) involved and knowledgeable about people, programs and events at the School of Law.
Manages social media efforts for the School of Law, including FB, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube and any others that may arise. Works with Dir. of Communications to develop a content strategy plan and consistent timeline for posting to the law school's social media accounts. Plan must take into consideration best SM practices and various audience needs for each account. This includes creating and coordinating interesting and compelling content (text, video and/or graphics); as well as developing contests, take-overs and other creative ways to actively engage audiences and promote academic units, School of Law programs, faculty, students, and events.
Works with Events Coordinator and individual academic units to ensure coordinated promotion of assigned events, including proactively reaching out to faculty, students, and staff to learn more about events and explore best ways to promote them. Works with Dir. of Communications to create and implement strategy for promotion of events (timing, channels, materials, etc.).
Helps create attractive, professional-looking graphics that can be used on various platforms to assist in promotion of events. Helps create attractive, professional-looking collateral materials as needed for events (posters, invitations, programs, etc.).
Acts as primary still photographer/videographer for School of Law events.
Produces short form videos promoting School of Law faculty/students/alumni and events.
Shared responsibility with Director of Communications for interviewing, researching, writing and editing news releases, articles, feature stories, speeches and other promotional materials for use on web, alumni and prospective student recruitment publications, and other platforms.
Helps maintain and manage website and blog content.
Please provide a minimum of two writing samples that were not written as part of a class research assignment. Samples should be at least 300 words long. Preferably, the samples will tell a story about and/or help promote a person, program/initiative, or event.
Please provide one or two graphic design samples. All writing and graphic design samples may be combined into one document for uploading.
Please provide a minimum of two short form videos that demonstrate video/editing skills. A document containing links to where the videos can be found online is acceptable.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 32348
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.