Communications specialist, ISU

The College of Human Sciences public relations group at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Communications Specialist III to maintain professional relations and serve as a liaison between the college and targeted local, state, national, and international constituencies.

Responsibilities include conceiving, writing, and editing communications that inform and persuade targeted constituents; serving as a primary communications/media contact for the college; and working with the college’s communications director to develop and implement a strategic communications plan to advance the mission and goals of the college. The individual in this position will write news stories, and may serve as the college’s chief editor/project manager to prioritize, schedule, and oversee marketing and student recruitment communications.

The successful candidate will demonstrate sound marketing, news and public relations judgment as well as outstanding communications and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate complex science and technology concepts to diverse audiences and tailor language and content appropriately for various audiences and modes of delivery; and ability to quickly learn subtleties of the university culture and relate effectively to constituencies that span internal-external boundaries. In addition, produce high volumes of quality work in a dynamic setting while juggling frequent changes in priorities and meeting tight, urgent deadlines in a collaborative setting.

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