$3,798.33 - 4,166.66 Monthly ($45,480 - $50,000 Annual); commensurate on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.
Internal Number: 12522
Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.
The University Marketing and Communications department at SIUE is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Media Relations Marketing Associate vacancy. The Associate will serve as an integral member of the SIUE communications team creating media-specific content, responding to media inquiries, and proactively pitching to support the advancement of SIUE's reputation.
The selected candidate will manage multiple client relationships and assist in developing overall communication strategy for assigned accounts at the school/major unit level or audience/constituency level. They will identify and implement tactics that help achieve client objectives and will develop communication strategies, key messages and content for marketing collateral, advertising, and TV/radio, ensuring effective communication of SIUE information and strategies. The Media Relations Associate will also collaborate with assigned clients, college, schools and major units to develop the content, framework, video and text for area-specific webpages.
Additional duties will include: -Oversee the development and production of video content for news and promotional uses. -Create various news packages. -Create concepts, develop scripts, conduct interviews, and collaborate with videographer in post-production to communicate key messages and achieve client and institutional marketing goals.
Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the clients and university.
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on the posting end date. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit: https://www.siue.edu/about/mission-goals-plans/diversity.shtml
Our Cougar Commitment Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is focused on preserving the health and safety of our community while serving our students with excellence. We want our community to thrive, our institution to remain open, and our students, faculty, and staff to remain healthy. Face masks are required for everyone indoors with some limited exceptions. Plexiglass shields, socially distanced lines, increased cleaning protocols, decreased capacity numbers, and free on-site testing is offered to all staff and students. We continually monitor surrounding conditions as well as CDC and IDPH guidance. While vaccines are not required on campus, we strongly recommend faculty and staff get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their loved ones, and our community. SIUE faculty, staff, and students that are not fully vaccinated are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 screening testing provided free of charge.
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1. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field. 2. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related professional area.*
*Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.
-Minimum of three to five years’ experience in promotional writing, technical communications or journalism STRONGLY preferred. -Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as media distribution platforms. -Experience in interviewing and video production for news and promotional purposes. -Ability to communicate with multiple departments to collect and disseminate information effectively. -Motivated team player with outstanding organization and time management skills. - Must be highly proficient in media writing, with an extensive knowledge of AP Style and familiarity with common and emerging media relations tools and platforms.
Additionally, candidates must have demonstrated success in: -Prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously. -Development and maintenance of schedules and workflow. -Advanced internet technologies, information design and web management concepts. -Content and key message development for a variety of target audiences, including media.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
SIUE is is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category.
Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).