Media/Public Relations Specialist

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Purpose

To serve as a communications and public relations assistant in the Office of the Director of Communications to assist in promoting, protecting and managing the University’s brand.  

Duties & Responsibilities

The positions serves as assistant for all VSU Public Relations and Communications initiatives. Responsibilities include Identifying new public relations initiatives and opportunities, identifying and writing feature stories and news releases to meet organizational objectives; Writing newsletter/magazine stories, web copy, public service announcements, documentation of program successes, serves as videographer/editor for University projects, assists with the media relations projects assist with maintaining all University social media platforms and projects 

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Multimedia Journalism or closely related field or a combination of education and working knowledge of  practical experience in the industry is required. Experience writing, videography, editing (using various software), social media platforms, and public relations practices, coordinating and planning with other departments and agencies. Balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines..  Demonstrated working knowledge using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Demonstrated knowledge to communicate effectively both written/orally. A valid Driver’s License is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

The ability to work varying hours.  

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply! 

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application. 

Position is Restricted Due To Funding Sources 

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


Position Number

01035

Working Title

Media/Public Relations Specialist

Position Location

Office of Communications 

Pay Band

4

Salary Range

$35,278 – 50,000

Date Posted

5/18/2021 

Closing

06/1/2021