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Friday, March 12, 2010

University of Minnesota - Public Relations Support

Required qualifications:
  • U of M undergraduate student in relevant field such as journalism, marketing, or communications 
  • some experience with communications or public relations work
  • some experience with campus organizations
  • proven excellent English skills, both oral and written; must be able to
  • show samples of written work
  • strong interest in interacting with others, such as University Relations, social media, OVPR Communications, and news outlets, to disseminate information about MSI and to increase its visibility and attractiveness for potential users and collaborators
  • proactive and aggressive approach to job duties
  • successful experience working with a team and coordinating efforts with larger goals
Desired qualifications:
  • extensive experience with communications or public relations
  • extensive experience working in some capacity with one or more campus student or other organizations
Work with Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Public Relations committee to enhance and develop effective communications with U of M Relations, the Office of the Vice President for Research communications team, social media, and news outlets, with the purpose of disseminating news items and other information in order to increase MSI's visibility and to attract new potential users of MSI services and potential collaborators for joint efforts with MSI.

Also, help to implement plan for increasing awareness of MSI's services among departments and colleges across the University and strengthening MSI's relationships with those units.

Hourly Rate: $13/hour - 20 hours per week to be arranged with supervisor

Visit the University's Web site for more info and to apply.