Classification Title: Public Information Coordinator
College/Division: University Advancement
Department: ADV Integrated Communications
Advertised Salary Range: $36,204
Advertised Job Summary:
The Public Relations Coordinator supports the communications and media relations needs for academic units represented by one of several interdisciplinary brand teams and provides multimedia content and planning for the Integrated Communications team within the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.
Under the supervision of an Associate Director of Integrated Communications, the incumbent will lead media relations and public relations efforts for seven academic colleges; advise administrators, faculty and staff on effective communications techniques; develop communications plans and creative briefs for major initiatives; and work with other units in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs on projects that are deemed shared priorities of the academic units and the university.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of a broad range of journalistic and multimedia tools, such as media software for news distribution and monitoring, as well as professional guidelines for journalism and public relations. The candidate will have proven expertise in written and visual communication for print, web and social media, an ability to make complex research and concepts accessible to varied audiences, and proven success to pitch and place news stories regionally and nationally.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and 4 years experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 38334
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.