Communications Officer

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Date Posted August 07, 2019
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applicants for a Communications Officer position. The employee in this position will be responsible for managing and enhancing the College’s public face, including communications, public relations, recruiting, and marketing. Duties are as follows: write press releases and newsletters; edit some grant and marketing materials; create content for, and manage the college’s website; design and manage the college’s social media strategy; and design and execute recruitment strategies for the College. Other duties as assigned.

Physical demands: Must be able to lift 25 lbs for audio-visual equipment, promotional materials.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required as well as at least five years of professional journalism or communications experience. Excellent writing, editing, public relations, marketing, web analytics, and multimedia skills are also a must. Journalism experience is strongly preferred.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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