Job TitleCommunications Specialist II
AgencyTexas A&M Transportation Institute
DepartmentCommunications Division (Content & Social Media)
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationBryan, Texas
Who are we?
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is an agency of the State of Texas and member of The Texas A&M University System. For 70 years, TTI has addressed complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity, and unmatched technical expertise. Our staff delivers excellence, value and thought leadership to ensure our research sponsors achieve their goals.
Our Mission and Vision
Our Vision - TTI leads in the creation of knowledge that transforms transportation for the benefit of society.
Our Mission - TTI delivers practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the movement of people, data and goods through research, education and technology transfer.
Our Work Environment
Affiliation with Texas A&M University students and faculty
Ability to work with nationally recognized experts
Ability to help train the next generation of transportation professionals
Premier office and research facilities and equipment
Accredited laboratories and safety proving ground
Outstanding research support services
Hybrid work environment/telecommuting
Flexible work hours
High staff retention rates
Leadership development and wellness programs
Data allowance and home office equipment reimbursements
Relocation assistance (if eligible)
Tuition reimbursement program (if eligible)
Our Employee Benefits
TTI employees can choose from several health coverage options offered by The Texas A&M University System for themselves and their families, as well as numerous other benefit programs.
What you need to know
TTI is a Texas based agency. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid remote option with two days in a TTI Texas based office. This can be discussed further during the interview process.
The salary range for position is commensurate. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.
The Communications Specialist II, under general supervision, is responsible for creating and managing content; serving as a project liaison and coordinator for the Communications team and its internal/external clients; and being a key content contributor to TTI’s publications, websites, marketing materials and research deliverables.
PROJECT AND CLIENT MANAGEMENT: (40%)
Serves as the primary Communications contact for internal and external clients. Generates product and labor estimates on an as needed basis and establish project timelines to help ensure client satisfaction and project success.
PUBLICATION MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION: (25%)
Manages the planning, development, and distribution of TTI’s quarterly publication, the Texas Transportation Researcher.
WRITING AND EDITING (20%)
Researches, prepares and revises original content for the agency’s general and program specific websites and channels as assigned.
CONTENT STRATEGIST: (10%)
Develops materials and features stories for TTI to post on various media outlets, including social media. Assists with various copy for other print or electronic communications (e.g., websites, brochures, newsletters, presentations and reports).
Performs other duties as assigned. (5%)
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of relevant communications and writing experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Team oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to multitask and effectively manage clients.
Understanding of AP style writing; OR a willingness to learn.
Proficiency with Microsoft® Office.
Two to three years of professional experience in a higher education or research environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability working with technical ideas and concepts.
Demonstrated ability managing multiple clients at a time.
Demonstrated ability working under deadlines.
Demonstrated ability using content management systems such as WordPress.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
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.
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