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Michigan News shares the University of Michigan's best stories about research, programs and students with the rest of the world. The Global News team creates news content that is distributed globally in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese and Japanese. You will contribute to efforts to find and promote faculty experts on important topics and issues in the news media and for social media posting. You will provide expert writing and storytelling strategies for compelling content to communicate to the Spanish-speaking world through media, university websites and social platforms. You will also be a general assignment communicator, handling projects as assigned on various topics as needed. You must bring excellent skills as a writer and interviewer.
As a full-time public relations representative, you will help design communications strategies and will work with the Michigan News team and university units to find news of interest for Hispanic communities.
Assist in strategy development to advance U-M's global reputation through Spanish-speaking channels
Curate Portal en Espanol espanol.umich.edu posting lively and compelling stories, videos, photos and graphics
Translate into Spanish stories created by Michigan News and other U-M schools and colleges
Report and write stories that appeal to the Spanish-speaking audience and assist in the translation of the stories into English when necessary
Expand U-M's presence in Spanish social media
Assist in the production of videos and other visuals for sharing through digital and social media
Monitor Spanish media for mentions of U-M
Build a network of journalists and pitch stories to the media contacts
Position and promote U-M experts who want to share their research and views
Advise colleagues in other units on Hispanic issues
Assist in efforts to track, measure and analyze the global team's media outreach.
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, Spanish communications or related field
Four or more years of professional communications experience
Ability to write stories in English
Experience in social media
Broad interest in news and public issues
Understanding of the Hispanic media landscape and a passion for news and information
Creativity and ability to conceptualize compelling stories and produce them on deadline while juggling other tasks and assignments
Michigan News is a department of the Office of the Vice President for Communications. You will report to the director of Michigan News.
This full-time position may be eligible for a hybrid schedule combining remote and onsite work.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Office of the Vice President for Communications wants to employ a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.
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