IU Studios is the central Marketing and Communications unit at Indiana University, and includes the University Events and Conferences teams. Our insights and technology-driven teams serve as strategic consultants throughout the university, with a central mission to create experiences that lead to a lifelong love for IU.
The Content Specialist work with university partners and stakeholders, in a creative team environment to develop strategic and integrated publicity and marketing campaigns for Indiana University and its partners, schools, programs, departments, centers, institutes, and initiatives. Campaign content may include website content, digital and print advertisements, billboards, brochures, magazine/e-newsletter articles, audio/video, TV commercials, content for social media channels, and other promotional materials.
Independently creates basic and complex communications for print and e-distribution on behalf of department or functional area within department and in support of departmental goals and objectives; communications may be interdepartmental; staff, faculty, or student-focused; or external.
Responds to inquiries and requests and explains policies, procedures, and context of communications.
Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders and creates communications coverage for relevant initiatives, events, and programs.
Prepares communications timelines and shares progress of communications toward relevant deadlines with manager, team members, and other relevant constituents.
Regularly monitors relevant social media and news sites; researches relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty.
Utilizes various communications software programs and delivers communications in multiple formats to a variety of audiences.
May provide guidance to lower-level Communications Generalists.
A major part of the job involves conceptualizing and producing creative content that can be leveraged across a variety of media channels. In addition, content specialists are specifically charged with determining brand voice/tone and editorial style and ensuring that these guidelines are implemented by all staff members involved with developing publicity and marketing materials as part of a campaign.
Ideal candidates will be comfortable working within a matrix organization with discrete brand teams and shared resource teams.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or a related field
2 years in a relevant field
3 years of work in higher education or an organization or agency with a record of marketing/public relations work for clients with multiple audiences and many products
Experience in the role of web writer, writer/editor, copywriter, publications specialist, public relations specialist, communications assistant, or other job where writing and editing are the primary responsibilities
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and content management systems
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals, excellent interpersonal skills, and a customer service orientation
Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals within a diverse environment
Organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities
A high level of concentration when creating content under deadline or responding to news emergencies
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.