Has overall responsibility for developing, writing and editing materials for a major University publication (U of H) or function (s). Disseminates material about university research, academics, activities, events and awards.
Creates and plans thematic issues of university features magazine.
Assigns, directs and edits in-house and freelance magazine feature articles.
Conceives, researches and writes feature articles for university feature magazine, including additional photo and illustration planning.
Consults with and directs designer and photographer on overall design, execution and production of magazine, including oversight of press production, mailing/distribution, and targeting of specific audiences for special marketing and promotion of the university through feature magazine.
Responds to ongoing media inquiries, including phone, fax and Internet inquiries from local, national and international news sources.
Maintains regular contact with university and college administrators concerning ongoing academic and related programs; maintains regular contact with college faculty concerning ongoing research, teaching and service.
Consults with administrators and faculty members concerning the composition of press statements and related communications, including public interviews.
Researches university programs for potential story ideas to generate media and public interest; identifies appropriate media outlets for specific story interests; markets story ideas and university information to local and national media outlets.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors and 3 years experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.
Internal Number: STA005641
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