The Staff Writer, under the supervision of the Director of University Communications, will develop, write, edit and proofread a variety of informational print and electronic materials (e.g., news and feature stories, advertisements, special communications, publications, programs, news releases and social media posts) through a variety of communication channels (e.g., print, broadcast, Web), to stimulate interest in programs, events and activities.
Work involves researching topics; interviewing sources; writing and editing news and informational materials; preparing and disseminating news releases and feature stories through various media outlets; public relations activities that involve directing a broad communications program; developing and managing print, electronic, broadcast and/or Web-based content; and leading/directing staff when appropriate. Work also involves developing and recommending communication strategies and initiating, developing and maintaining working relationships with key internal and external individuals and organizations, and other duties as assigned.
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The Office of University Relations is administered under the Office of the Chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. University Relations is the central communications office for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University that is responsible for marketing, branding, crisis communications, media relations and other major elements of identification and communications for the university. The office works with colleges/schools and units across the university to promote news, information and events that align with the institution's strategic priorities and brand positioning. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of America's most highly respected universities, focused on interdisciplinary research, creative scholarship, exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, and community service and engagement.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina system and is a land-grant, doctoral higher research activity institution committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. Established in 1891, the university offers baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs.
Internal job number: 009487
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in a discipline related to the area of assignment (e.g., English, journalism, communications, public relations) or the equivalent combination of training and experience. Five or more years of related experience in news and promotional writing for a newspaper, magazine, public relations agency/office or similar environment. Familiarity with higher education administration a plus. Fluency in Spanish a plus.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will b...e an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!