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Company: Florida International University
Staff Writer for News and Communications
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 15, 2013
Job ID: 1468844




Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 48,000 students on two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 160,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary
  • Assists in the planning, organization, development and implementation of public relations/communications program which advance the University's public relations and marketing objectives.
  • Assists in the planning, organization, development and implementation of public relations/communications programs which advance the university's public relations and marketing objectives.
  • Writes/edits stories and headlines weekly for the university's news site and helps create and disseminate weekly e-newsletter. Secures/creates photographs; assists in the creation of videotaped assets for online. Compiles and edits the Class Notes section for FIU Magazine.
  • Assists in developing and implementing specific marketing and promotional programs which will advance the university's mission and goals.
  • Assists with the editorial review and proofreading of academic and marketing publications produced by the Office of Publications.
  • Maintains frequent contact with academic and administrative officers of the university. Maintains flexibility and sensitivity to establish and maintain necessary rapport with all levels of university personnel and external constituencies.
  • Handles confidential matters concerning the university, the untimely disclosure of which would be detrimental.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
Desired Qualifications
  • Preferred candidate to have professional experience working in daily journalism, with excellent news and feature writing and editing abilities, and experience in the production of online and print materials and social media.
  • Working knowledge of Word Press a plus.
Job Category


Advertised Salary

Starting at $35,000 commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule
  • Begin time: 8:30 AM
  • End time: 5:00 PM
Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

Other Information

Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

How To Apply

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Job ID: 505450

Equal Opportunity Programs:

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 


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