Missouri State University Seeks New Media Specialist
Missouri State University is accepting applications for a New Media Specialist in Office of University Communications. Responsibilities include working to ensure that the University's website and social media content related to the institution and its branding and marketing messages are created, maintained, updated, and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency; using invention, imagination, originality, and talent to write and edit content for various University web sites and social media applications; assisting in the supervision of student staff of the Office of University Communications; and contributing to the production of news releases and various print materials.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related area is required. Additional requirements include either one year work experience in a professional position in a public relations environment or a minimum of three semesters experience in a part-time position in a similar professional setting; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing and/or editing experience with print and electronic media; knowledge of basic content management software and strong proofreading and editing skills; organizational and planning skills; knowledge of word processing and social media applications; extended periods of time working at a computer workstation; and visual and audio acuity within normal ranges. Supervisory experience; knowledge of database and/or spreadsheet applications; experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds are preferred. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued funding.
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Submit a letter of interest, resume, online application, copy of transcript, and name, address, and phone number of three professional references by April 29, 2011 to:
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-6397
Fax: (417) 836-4938