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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Public Relations Specialist for University Communications and Marketing.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Edits, writes and produces content on the university's news center, Rutgers Today, that highlights Rutgers' people, innovations, service, and impact.
Applies keen news judgment and strong writing and editing skills.
identifies, produces and assigns stories that highlight the university's values, mission, and the achievements of its faculty, staff, and students.
Works collaboratively with all UCM team members and communications partners across the university to identify stories that can be told on a variety of platforms, including news sites and social media, and promoted widely, including through external media.
Serves as assistant editor of Rutgers Today and as backup to the Assistant Director/Editor.
Manages the daily editorial and production duties on deadline and working with complex subject material.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in communications or journalism.
City: New Brunswick
Experience working with: project management tools, media monitoring tools.
Constant Contact and Salesforce; multiple content management systems, such as Drupal.
Experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.) and Adobe Creative Suite products.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Office environment with moderate noise.
Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to use personal vehicle for university business.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
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