Communications Specialist II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Communications Specialist II


Texas A&M Forest Service


Director's Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,083.34 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

As part of the communication team, provides leadership and support in communications, public relations, event planning and media relations functions for Texas A&M Forest Service to include planning, executing and managing agency communications, marketing, public and media relations.

-Help develop and administer marketing and communications initiatives that promotes the agency mission and outreach to external and internal audiences.

-Conduct media relations activities including news writing, interviews, serving as spokesperson, media lists, pitching, news releases, inquiries and tracking news.

-Work with communications team to create and implement a social media marketing strategy, manage agency-wide pages, respond to feedback and questions, monitor, measure and report, coordinate the editorial calendar, partner with other departments and programs to train and optimize their page management.  Develop, maintain standard operating procedures.

-Create and implement marketing and communications initiatives, events and special projects involving media, social media, community partners and primary audiences in line with the agency strategic communications and marketing plan.

-Support, add value and adhere to the team's digital communication strategy.  Work with agency communications and technology committees to optimize agency use and presence.  Incorporate digital best practices into all communications and marketing activities.


-Write and edit print and digital materials and assist in development of: web content, social media content, news releases, technical reports, brochures/flyers; coordinate production with designer and printer.  Work with agency personnel and vendors to develop informational materials, reports and displays in print and electronic formats.

-Possess proficient skills in graphic design and layout.  Assist with creative concepts and some technical development.

-Support, incident information and PIOs during an incident.  Back-up manager of social and web pages dedicated to incident information.

-Working conditions: Office environment, occasional travel with overnight stays may be required.  Occasional weekend and after-hour duty while under incident status.

-Other duties as assigned.

Benefits: Texas A&M University System strives to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. Texas A&M Forest Service offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and health and lifestyle programs.

****Please submit work samples in the following areas: writing, graphic design, website, photography and video.  Instructions on how to add work samples is listed below in the Applicant Instructions.****

Education and Experience:
Required Education : Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field or equivalent experience (8+ years).
Required Experience :Two years demonstrated working knowledge, aptitude, experience in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Knowledge : Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite

Preferred Knowledge : HTML, website design and content management, design and graphics experience, photography
Required Ability : Multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Required Skills : Excellent writing and editing skills

Licenses, Certificates or Registrations:

Required: Valid Texas Driver's License or the ability to acquire one within 30 days of employment.

Applicant Instructions:

A resume, references, cover letter and transcript are REQUIRED to be uploaded to application.  Related work examples (writing, graphic design, video/videography, photography) also need to be submitted in the form of website(s) or other digital link(s).   Documents can be uploaded in the "My Experience" page in the "Resume/CV section.  Websites and digital links can be added to the website link.  More than one document can be uploaded; just click the "Upload" button for each document.  Documents can only be loaded at this time and cannot be uploaded once the application is submitted.  If there are any issues uploading documents or websites/digital links, please contact 979-458-6690   Please check your spam email in case more information is sent in regards to this position.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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