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June 24, 2013

Communications Editor


How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

This position is full time with the potential for a seasonal or reduced appointment during the summer. The target salary range for this position is $44,000-$49,000. The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
As part of the International Institute/LSA Shared Services Events and Communicators team, provide support to the II Director and area study centers by planning, preparing and disseminating publicity and information for events and other activities. Work closely with area study center Directors and staff to plan specific event communication strategies by identifying audiences and discussing publication content and distribution. Prepare and distribute materials in printed and electronic forms, partnering with vendors as needed. Liaison with contributors, edit content and oversee production and distribution of written and digital publications.

Social Media and Websites: In collaboration with area study center Directors and staff, identify ways to appropriately utilize social media and emerging technology. Write and post social media text/entries and manage accounts. Coordinate with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on website content, ensuring that information is up-to-date and accurate. Write text as needed and coordinate updates with LSA CMS support group. Oversee blogs, write and post entries.

Working closely with programming staff, Cluster Managers, LSA DMC, and Directors, write text for press releases and other documents which publicize II and area study center activities, news and events. Create distinctive templates for event posters, e-newsletters and other publicity materials. Distribute materials to appropriate news outlets on and off-campus in a timely manner.

General Promotions Coordination: In collaboration with LSA DMC, establish and maintain relationships with other communications offices on campus, promote image of area study centers and II across campus, ensure events are publicized and that campus resources are leveraged and utilized.

Development Support: In consultation with LSA DMC, work with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on donor activities by writing letters and text for fundraising appeals. Assist other team members as needed. Assist with special projects.

Required Qualifications*
College degree in related field desired along with 2-5 years of directly related experience. Demonstrated competence in creating and editing a variety of promotional materials. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and the ability to problem solve effectively within appropriate guidelines and parameters. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to track and follow task through completion. Highly developed organizational skills, along with experience and competence utilizing and leveraging technology. A strong commitment to provide excellent customer service is required along with the ability to work with diverse constituents. Flexibility, adaptability, patience, and good team building skills will be essential to working effectively in this team oriented environment.

Desired Qualifications*
Knowledge of printing procedures, technology, and practices. Experience helping to develop and fully utilize websites. Understanding of effective social media usage. Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher or other digital imaging software strongly desired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Posted by sjadrich at June 24, 2013 10:43 AM


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