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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

University of Minnesota - Communications Manager

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field plus at least three years experience managing a communications program or projects.

Excellent writing and editing skills for both print and online publications.

Experience with basic principles of graphic design and publication layout.

Proficiency with Adobe desktop publishing software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Proficiency in Adobe Contribute or DreamWeaver and previous website management experience.

Evidence of initiative and ability to manage details of a variety of projects simultaneously.

Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.

Some light lifting and moving of equipment used for events and conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree. Experience with large, complex organizations, particularly higher education institutions. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Strong news judgment. Two years of supervisory or leadership experience. Experience working with freelance writers and copyeditors as well as negotiating and managing relationships with outside vendors (printers, photographers, mailhouse, promotional item vendors.)

Writing samples will be requested at a later date.

Responsibilities include:
Writing, editing, coordinating and producing publications and web content for the SJMC. Major communications projects include the production of the Murphy Reporter, the SJMC alumni magazine published twice per year; producing online news content for the SJMC website news widget, the Murphy Monthly, the Murphy Weekly blog and e-news digest; and brochures, fliers, invitations, and other collateral as needed.

Promotion and marketing of all SJMC events and programs.

Providing SJMC Director with writing support, including drafting of letters, proposals, and speeches, as needed.

Management of the SJMC website, including creation and editing of content, maintenance of technology and navigation, partnering with CLA-OIT on web issues.

Monitor, provide content and regularly update the SJMC's social media sites.

Managing and coordinating advertising, promotional, recruiting and Student Services materials including print and electronic publications and web outreach.

Managing the production calendar for all School publications and web content.

Working in collaboration with College of Liberal Arts communications office and the University News Services to identify and write stories about the School for CLA publications and other media organizations.

Assisting in the execution of SJMC and Professional Outreach Center events as needed.

Media relations-pitching stories, coordinating interviews, etc.

Manage student editorial assistant

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