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Appointment Type: Academic Staff-Fixed Term Renewable
Plans, prepares and disseminates institution-related publicity and good-will information to the public and other external entities in support of the institution's strategic communication goals. As it relates to public-facing communication for the UWRF Chancellor, including development of time-sensitive messaging and community relations, this position will report to the Chancellor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills including writing, storytelling and research skills; able to draft and edit content quickly and accurately; able to clearly present messages across various media platforms (news releases, bylined articles, social media content and marketing collateral).
Proficiency to edit/proofread own work and work of department employees.
Thorough knowledge of Associate Press (AP) writing style.
Highly organized, proactive, detail and deadline oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of customer service; ability to prioritize and see projects through to completion.
Experience managing both urgent, short-term projects and complex, longer-term projects.
Experience and knowledge in social media and the best ways to utilize each platform.
Knowledge of MS Office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Bachelor's degree (English, communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or related field preferred) and 3-5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.
Experience with public relations and media management.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high degree of flexibility.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants are required to provide:
Writing Sample, which could include a news release or media pitch
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation (references)
Inquiries should be addressed to: Kimberly Gould Speckman
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by September 8, 2022.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
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