Communications Specialist II/III

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Position Information:

Position Title:
Communications Specialist II/III

Job Group:
Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Quals:
Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, agricultural communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, English or related degree.
Additional years of relevant writing, digital information management and marketing or communications experience.
Ability to translate complex scientific/technical information into readable communications aimed at lay audiences.
Experience writing news, web and feature content for targeted audiences, and experience in website content maintenance.

Job Description:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a Communications Specialist II or III - Digital Content Creator. This position will be responsible to research, write and disseminate strategic content — keyed to relevance, mission and impact — that tells the stories of the college to general and targeted audiences. The Communications Specialist / Digital Content Creator will create fresh, timely, readable and compelling content primarily for digital media outlets, including the college website, social media, e-newsletters, news releases and digital campaigns. This person also will be a contributing writer to the college’s magazine, reports, impact statements and other storytelling channels.

In addition to the duties listed above, if hired at the Communication Specialist III level, the specialist will more involved with planning, developing, and executing the comprehensive communication strategy for the college. The Communications Specialist III requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience and would be a P33.

The successful candidate must be organized, energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated, deadline-driven and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Appointment Type:

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Rate Type:

Pay Grade:

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

4) Three writing samples (PDFs less than 3 pages each) demonstrating your proficiency in telling a story clearly and concisely, while communicating key messages and information to targeted audiences.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:
October 9, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:
October 23, 2019

Job Requisition Number:

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