UNCW: Hiring Public Communications Specialist

With Who: University of North Carolina Wilmington – Office of University Relations

Where: Wilmington, NC

Description: Duties include researching, writing and editing news and feature stories for the university’s digital and print publications; utilizing marketing skills to develop Web content for university audiences; collaborating with communications colleagues on internal and media-related writing and outreach as required; providing support for other Office of University Relations projects as needed.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Knowledge of and experience with developing content for print and digital publications platforms, familiarity with journalistic principles and practices, and mastery of standard English and grammar rules for writing and editing
  • Experience with coordinating publications, including the ability to collaborate with writers, designers and photographers and to apply university style guidelines and AP style to publications
  • Knowledge of content management systems and familiarity with best practices for search engine optimization and accessibility of web content
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and objectives into effective communications
  • Strong skills in writing and editing both news/features and marketing copy are essential
  • Must be able to juggle multiple projects/priorities/deadlines and work independently with little supervision
  • Must be able to think strategically about how best to communicate with internal and external audiences, including developing appropriate content that furthers the university’s goals, analyzing and using existing communication tools, and determining the appropriate applications of web, print, video, social media and/or other communication tools that would best address specific promotional needs.
  • Must have the ability to build positive relationships with members of the campus community and offer creative solutions to content challenges
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously in a high-pressure environment while maintaining concentration and a level temperament
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, be creative, operate effectively as a team member, work under pressure with strict attention to detail, ability to converse effectively and maintain contact with faculty, staff, the media, parents, alumni, students, donors, vendors and government officials.

Salary: $44,000 – $53,000

How to Apply: You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position.  To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

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