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Communications Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 111606
Title: Manager
Functional Title: Communications Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Manage and enhance the College’s public face, including communications, public relations, recruiting, and marketing. Write press releases and newsletters; create content for, and manage the college’s website; design and manage the college’s social media strategy; and design and execute marketing strategies for the College.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelors degree is required as well as at least three years of professional journalism or communications experience. Excellent public relations, marketing, writing and multi-media skills are also a must.

Preferences:

Journalism experience is preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Please include, in your cover letter, a link to a website for which you created or had responsibility for managing content, along with a description of your role. Please submit a press release or news story to serve as your writing sample. For best consideration, please apply by 05/12/2017.

Posting Date: 04/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/12/2017
Physical Demands

must be able to lift audio visual equipment and other items for recruitment support

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

Posting Specific Questions

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