Senior Communications Specialist

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

Job Title

Senior Communications Specialist

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Petroleum Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Senior Communications Specialist, under general supervision, is assigned to perform various communications duties for the Department of Petroleum Engineering with in-depth understanding of the technical jargon specific to our industry. The position is primarily responsible for serving as a communications liaison and creating or updating and implementing the strategic communication plan for the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing content for web, print and digital pieces, news stories, and recruitment material.
  • Facilitating the completion of print and digital projects
  • Coordinating electronic communications to support the goals of the department and engineering program to include demonstration of significant proficiency in working in corporate environments.
  • Developing experience and skills by managing diverse communication channels and audiences, from executive-level stakeholders to technical teams and clients
  • Handling multifaceted communication projects that require a high level of coordination, strategic thinking, and detailed execution
  • Actively engage with industry partners. Managing these relationships through targeted and effective communication strategies will play a vital role in our ongoing efforts to expand our research and grow our academic programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years of communications and/or marketing experience.

What is helpful:

  • Experience in communications, content creation, journalism, public relations and/or marketing experience.
  • Experience writing content for journalistic or publications news.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of writing and how to tailor writing style for various audiences and specific outlets.
  • Understanding of AP style.
  • Ability to edit for grammar, clarity, organization, style and consistency.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability working under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of social media analytics.
  • Working knowledge of AP Style writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.

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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