Communications Specialist II

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Communications Specialist II


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Communications Division (Content & Social Media)

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

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

Entrepreneurial culture

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

Family friendly

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.

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Duties:


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.


Manages the planning, development, and distribution of TTI’s quarterly publication, the Texas Transportation Researcher.


Researches, prepares and revises original content for the agency’s general and program specific websites and channels as assigned.


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.

Preferred Experience:

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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