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Communications Coordinator

Posted: 03/11/2024

 Work Department: University Communications, Marketing & Media Relations
• Class Title/Code: Public Information Associate (5006)
• Effective Date: Mar 6, 2024
• Responsibilities:

The Communications Coordinator advances external and internal communications initiatives related to the University and its students, faculty, staff, alumni and key stakeholders. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Communications & Marketing, the Coordinator prepares materials to boost the positive visibility of the University with the media and in other public forums. This includes identifying story ideas, developing media lists, arranging interviews, coaching interviewees, and monitoring media coverage. The individual also develops and edits content for marketing and advertising the University, including creating content for the University’s public website, social media, and advertising and marketing collateral. The Coordinator regularly interfaces with the faculty, students, and alumni on various projects, as well as the media.
• Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, radio/television broadcasting, web/digital media, or a related field.
• Five (5) years of professional work experience in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, social media communications, newspaper reporting, radio/television broadcasting with emphasis on production, or web/digital media.

Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.
• Starting Salary: $4,758/month
• Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024
• Additional Information:

Take your career to the 'Necks Level!!
• Benefits begin on day one with a choice of four health plan options with vision included in each plan
• The State shares the cost of health coverage with you. Employee monthly contributions are determined by your annual salary.
• Sick and vacation time accrual begins on day one. Accrue up to 12 sick leave days and 25 vacation days a year
• WIU offers 12 paid holidays plus additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year's Day
• Tuition Waiver up to six credit hours per semester at any public state university
• Paid twice a month by direct deposit

Education: Bachelors Degree