Major Duties: General summary: Publicizes and promotes WMU through news and feature stories. - Writes and edits news releases, WMU Magazine features, Western News articles and WMU News website postings to publicize and promote the University. Identifies and pitches stories that are aligned with the University's brand position to advance the brand messages in earned media.- Enters news stories into the Content Management System and edits news stories produced by other colleges and departments for the Content Management System.- Fields requests from news media, provides them with information and sets up interview opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree or higher in communication, journalism, public relations or other related field from an accredited institution.- Three years' relevant experience.- Strong feature and news writing skills and an ability to adhere to Associated Press writing style. - Proven excellence in interpersonal, written and verbal communication. - Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Internal Number: 352_56605
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.