Communications Specialist

The University of Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi

Date Posted August 28, 2023
Industry Public Relations
Specialty Education
Job Status Full-time


Communications Specialist

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The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) seeks a Communications Specialist for Internal Communications to join the team within University Marketing & Communications, the office responsible for telling and sharing the compelling and engaging stories of the university and its students, faculty and staff. Reporting to the associate director of internal communications, the Communications Specialist contributes to how the university reaches internal audiences and assists with the development and implementation of communication strategies to increase campus engagement. By building partnerships with other schools, colleges and departments across campus, the Communications Specialist will develop communications and marketing content for a wide range of platforms (digital and print).

Candidates must have:

  • Strong writing skills to create and edit content for campus communications platforms.
  • Ability to apply strategic communications approaches to campus communications platforms including e-newsletters, social media, digital boards, and other channels.
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborations with a variety of stakeholders that leads to engaging content.
  • Ability to identify innovative ways to use new or existing communications channels.
  • Knowledge to coordinate additional editorial content such as photo, video, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to conduct research on audience communication preferences and analyze effectiveness of communications channels and
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience related to the described duties.

This position is located on the University of Mississippi’s main campus in the beautiful town of Oxford, one hour southeast of Memphis. Often referred to as the “Cultural Mecca of the South” and home to a vibrant arts culture, Oxford is recognized widely as one of America’s best places to live. It has been home to many outstanding writers and, in recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs.

The Office of University Marketing & Communications aspires to deliver excellence through the work of our storytellers and creative professionals who specialize in producing, sharing and elevating our university’s narrative. We uphold the university’s priorities by producing content that reflects all segments of the university’s multicultural environment and shares a comprehensive and authentic view of a campus community where diversity is appreciated, respected and recognized as essential to a vibrant and thriving university.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. 

To apply, please visit Only applicants who apply here will be considered.