Department: Office of Vice Pres/Vice Chancellor IANR-0775
Description of Work:
The University of Nebraska seeks a skilled storyteller and communicator to produce news releases, web content, social media posts and other content highlighting UNL's partnerships with and presence in rural communities and the success stories and opportunities that grow out of these relationships. This position will work with UNL's Rural Prosperity Nebraska and Nebraska Extension to identify, craft and distribute stories; work to promote the organizations' various programs – including the Rural Fellows Program, the Thriving Index, 4-H and others that positively impact rural communities; work to promote events; maintain social media accounts, make web updates, and other duties as assigned. This position is a critical component of UNL's increased focus on outreach to communities across Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field plus two years of public information, public relations, or journalism experience. Excellent writing skills, including familiarity with AP style. Experience writing for the web and social media. Ability to plan, develop, manage, and implement communication initiatives and activities related to Rural Prosperity Nebraska and Nebraska Extension. Ability to prioritize to meet deadlines. Experience must demonstrate excellent news judgment, interviewing, and writing skills. Experience must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and time-management skills.
Master's degree in journalism or related field. Four years of experience in public information, public relations, or journalism. Familiarity with Nebraska Extension and/or rural issues. Proficiency with photography, videography, video editing and podcasting.
Posted Salary: $45,015/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 71284
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.