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UHR Communications Specialist

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Communications Specialist will assist with the communication functions for University Human Resources (UHR), which manages benefits, compensation, professional development, and health and wellness programming for University of Iowa employees. The person in this role will work closely with the senior director of strategic communication, who leads internal and external communication, branding, marketing, and media relations for UHR in partnership with the Office of Strategic Communication (OSC).Specifically, a person in this position will perform responsibilities in the following primary areas: content creation, communication management and coordination, executing UHR social media strategy, and developing and maintaining relationships with key partners and audiences.Specific Job Duties and TasksWrite and edit news releases, talking points, feature stories, op-eds, video scripts, etc. for a range of platformsProofread, restructure, and edit current web content as neededDesign and update webpages with new content, including graphic elements and textCollaborate with other UHR team members to update existing and create new website contentServe as liaison to news media interested in covering people or programs within UHR. This may include suggesting experts, promptly responding to requests from journalists, arranging interviews, and writing talking points.Assist the senior director of strategic communication in anticipating and communicating about sensitive subjectsAssist with writing and editing communications for UHR leadershipPrepare regular analytics reports on internal communication effortsMonitor news coverage, alerting UHR and OSC leadership about threats or opportunities regarding the university's reputation or operationWorking with the senior director, identify, develop, write, edit, and disseminate communications and supporting materials (internally and externally) related to UHR, its people, programs, and initiatives. This may include but is not limited to creating communication and marketing plans and timelines, news stories, email communications, website content, talking points, internal reports, and social media posts. Repurpose content for different internal audiences and channelsManage and execute communication and marketing projects and annual communication calendarAssists in project plans that may include costs, scheduling, and resource requirementsFor a complete job description, please contact Jade Rogers at jade-o-rogers@uiowa.edu.Education Requirement Bachelor's degree in public relations, communication, marketing, journalism, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Required QualificationsExperience (typically 1-3 years) in the following areas:Public relations or marketing experienceProducing content in a variety of formats including print, video, social media, or advertising.Develop and maintain content for the websiteExcellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to write effectively under deadline for a variety of purposes, audiences, and media.Demonstrated ability to use tools and techniques for developing web-based dissemination of information, including website design, graphic elements, layout, user experience requirements, or accessibility.Attention to detail.Desirable QualificationsExperience working in a higher education environment.Demonstrated organizational and collaboration skills.Demonstrated ability to think and plan across channels and develop effective communication strategies.Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality infographics and/or other media to represent data, knowledge, or information.Application and Position DetailsIn order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:ResumeCover LetterJob openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For additional questions, please contact Jade Rogers at jade-o-rogers@uiowa.edu.Benefits HighlightsRegular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa. Flexible work arrangements available.Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.For more information about Why Iowa? Click here.

Keywords: The University of Iowa, Iowa City , UHR Communications Specialist, Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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