|Date Posted||May 19, 2021|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
The assistant director of communications as a member of CMU's University Communications team plays a key role in advancing the awareness and reputation of the university and the engagement of faculty, staff, current and future students, alumni and friends. This position reports to the director of communications. The assistant director is responsible for supporting the communications team in the execution of communication plans and strategy. The individual will collaborate with faculty, staff and students across the university to identify story leads and capture stories to be shared across a multitude of communications channels, such as our online news site, social media channels, internal communications and email news digest. The assistant director will be able to adapt to changing priorities and produce an excellent work product, especially written content, which connects both internal and external constituents to CMU's brand. This individual is a skilled and creative communicator who is passionate about being part of an organized, cohesive, creative, energetic and values-driven team that effectively balances daily tasks and high-impact projects. The position requires a self-starter who is creative, takes initiative and can shepherd a project independently from conception to execution.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or a related communications field.
One year of experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Proven experience using AP style.
Demonstrated ability to creatively communicate across a variety of media.
Ability to gather, interpret and understand complex information in order to produce content that engages and motivates target audiences.
Understanding of and experience in social media management and strategy.
Highly skilled in project management, working collaboratively with others, and working with a team to meet deadlines and deliverables.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other writers and subject matter experts.
"CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie)."