The assistant director of communications as a member of CMU's University Communications team plays a key role in advancing the awareness and reputation of the university and the engagement of faculty, staff, current and future students, alumni and friends. This position reports to the director of communications. The assistant director is responsible for supporting the communications team in the execution of communication plans and strategy. The individual will collaborate with faculty, staff and students across the university to identify story leads and capture stories to be shared across a multitude of communications channels, such as our online news site, social media channels, internal communications and email news digest. The assistant director will be able to adapt to changing priorities and produce an excellent work product, especially written content, which connects both internal and external constituents to CMU's brand. This individual is a skilled and creative communicator who is passionate about being part of an organized, cohesive, creative, energetic and values-driven team that effectively balances daily tasks and high-impact projects. The position requires a self-starter who is creative, takes initiative and can shepherd a project independently from conception to execution.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or a related communications field. One year of experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position. Excellent writing and editing skills. Proven experience using AP style. Demonstrated ability to creatively communicate across a variety of media. Ability to gather, interpret and understand complex information in order to produce content that engages and motivates target audiences. Understanding of and experience in social media management and strategy. Highly skilled in project management, working collaboratively with others, and working with a team to meet deadlines and deliverables. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other writers and subject matter experts.
"CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie)."
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About Central Michigan University
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.