School of Communication Studies Seeking Marketing and Public Relations Communication Specialist | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

School of Communication Studies Seeking Marketing and Public Relations Communication Specialist

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) at Kent State University invites applications for a PR/communication specialist position to start immediately.

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) at Kent State University invites applications for a PR/communication specialist position to start immediately.

Overview – Named this year's "Best Creative Job" by U.S. News, public relations specialists will see a projected growth in employment opportunities by nearly 23 percent through 2020. Make a measurable impact for the School of Communication Studies at Kent State by developing and implementing strategic public relations, marketing communications and event planning activities.

About the Position – The specialist will collaborate with internal and external audiences to develop and produce publications and promotional materials that meet the needs, desires and interests of relevant stakeholders and that further the goals of the school and units within the school. This candidate will work with school, college and university leaders to plan, develop and implement event and communication plans; lead online communication via websites, social media, e-newsletters; coordinate media relations with college and university representatives; and develop, plan and manage special events.

Qualifications – Bachelor's degree in public relations, English, Communication or journalism and 5 years' experience in public relations or professional experience that includes writing and editing promotional content for web, newsletters and articles. Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Drupal. Proven ability in project management, written and verbal communication, multitasking and problem resolution.

How to Apply – Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a Kent State application online at http://jobs.kent.edu. Include a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the application. The position number is 991818.

About the School – It is the mission of the School of Communication Studies to teach with passion a challenging curriculum that covers the traditions of the field of communication, the current context, and the potential for tomorrow, while enhancing the use of new communication and information technologies and the exploration of human interaction in the areas of persuasive, interpersonal, organizational, mediated, and applied communication. COMM offers bachelor's and master's degrees and participates in a doctoral degree program within the College of Communication and Information. www.kent.edu/comm

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Jennifer Kramer at 330-672-1960 orjlkramer@kent.edu.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:58pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:01pm
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