Date Posted September 07, 2023
Industry Digital Media, Public Relations, Academia, Nonprofit
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


The Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University is excited to begin the search for a Communications Editor to edit, produce and/or proof publications or other materials for a specific college, school or department and other communications and public relations projects!

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University? Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years. Competitive state benefits including a retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity. Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home! Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions

  • Research, write and edit internal and/or external stories, articles, newsletters, advertisements, invitations and/or news releases for publications, the media, and other outlets.
  • Plan, design and coordinate the layout of publications and other materials, and collaborate with graphic designers and illustrators to determine the design of a communication method.
  • Designs, develops and evaluates strategies related to communications, public relations, and/or marketing programs.
  • Consults with authors when needed on content and publication planning for various types of publications and communications.
  • May maintain and update department website.
  • May coordinate or assist in the process, production and printing work with outside vendors to include but not limited to providing estimates, bids, and quotes.
  • May assist department heads in preparing materials necessary for copy production.
  • May create and maintain a budget as well as all applicable reports and records.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Mass Communications or a related field

Level I- Bachelor’s degree

Level II- Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience in writing and editing communications/publications and/or in journalism.

Level III- Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience in writing and editing communications/publications and/or in journalism. Substitutions allowed for Experience: Graduate degrees accepted in lieu of experience for advanced levels, at a rate of one year of relevant education per year of required experience.