The University of Texas at Austin Electronic Publishing Specialist - Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator in Austin, Texas

Electronic Publishing Specialist - Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator

Hiring department

Engineering

Monthly salary

$3,041+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number

17-06-08-01-8617

Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 09/01/2017

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Applicants sleeted for interview may be asked to provide writing samples or a portfolio.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Develops written, multimedia and visual content for Cockrell School of Engineering social media channels, institutional websites and other digital channels, ensuring content is coordinated, diversified, relevant and effective in communicating the school's mission and communications and marketing objectives.

Essential Functions

Conceptualize, create and distribute engaging digital content - from website stories showcasing student initiatives to social media campaigns promoting the impact of philanthropy - as a key member of the Cockrell School communications and marketing team. Manage, monitor and grow the school's official social media channels, keeping them relevant and up to date, continually monitoring social media trends and looking for ways to enhance and expand the school's digital reach. Collect data and analyze metrics on social media and other digital channels to inform strategic direction and make conclusions about content performance. Create and utilize photography, video and dynamic digital storytelling to continually enhance school communications channels. Assist with the planning and development of digital communications projects, including microsites, email marketing campaigns and newsletters. Work with Cockrell School's assistant director of communications and marketing and other communications colleagues to plan, develop and publish content and stories of various lengths and styles. Keep website relevant and up to date. Provide assistance and guidance to Cockrell School staff, faculty and student groups in creating and formatting content for social media and websites, particularly in the context of the school's website content management system. Produce visual assets (e.g., photographs, video content, etc.) for the promotion of strategic school priorities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree with coursework in communications, marketing, public relations and/or journalism. One or more years of experience managing, writing and/or creating content for social media channels and websites. Ability to use a full-range of storytelling methods. Proficiency in social media platforms, web content management systems, email marketing platforms, Microsoft Office and other digital communications tools. Proven ability to write clear, concise and compelling content. Basic experience with Adobe Creative Suite and general design principles, HTML coding and photo and video editing software. Proven ability to multi-task and keep projects well organized Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism and/or marketing. Two or more years of experience managing, creating and publishing content for social media channels and websites. Experience managing a website. Ability to use a full-range of storytelling methods, i.e., written text, videos and other visual content. Successful experience using social media as an element of message delivery and community engagement. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a professional team, fulfilling obligations to other team members, being positive and supportive of others, and complying with policies, procedures and goals of the organization. Ability to teach content providers the basic principles of content production and best practices.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Extended evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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