The communications manager is responsible for managing internal and external communications including general visibility, public relations, social media and media outreach strategies as directed by the communications director. This position is also responsible for writing, editing and publishing content for internal channels, including the university's daily electronic newsletter, Illinois Tech Today.
Department: Marketing and Communications
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree is required for this position along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in communications, media, journalism or a related field. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills along with interviewing skills are essential. A good understanding of general practices, methods and procedures related to public relations, media relations and marketing.
Knowledge & Skills:
The right person for the job will be organized and detail-oriented. Passionate about good editing, writing, and grammar. Knowledgeable about social media best practices. Comfortable dealing with the media (making media pitches, and answering questions from the media when inquires come into the media team) and have a solid understanding of online, television, and radio media outlets. Able to think critically and creatively. Able to work well under deadline pressure and multi-task. Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively. Willing to take direction and work in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.