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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

University of Minnesota - Public/Internal Relations Communications Sr. Consultant

Minimum/Required Qualifications: 
Bachelor's degree in English, communications, or related field 
Minimum of six years of experience in the communications field, with at least three years of experience in producing high-quality materials for educated audiences, providing copy direction, editing, and publication coordination 
Superior writing and editing skills, advanced knowledge of AP style 
Ability to make sound judgment calls regarding quality of writing and appropriateness of content for targeted audiences 
Strong working knowledge of current web and digital publishing technologies and strategies 
Creative problem solver 
Ability to manage projects effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines 
Experience working collaboratively and effectively within teams 
Ability to take initiative and function independently 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Master's degree in English, communications, or other relevant field 
Knowledge of and experience in the field of business communications 
In-depth knowledge of University of Minnesota colleges and units 
Previous supervisory experience 

Essential Functions: 
Acts as managing editor for OVPR communications vehicles, including blogs, e-newsletters, annual report, employee communications, email campaigns, etc. 
Envisions and creates a cohesive approach for OVPR communications vehicles 
Establishes editorial calendars, oversees content production, makes story assignments, schedules blog posts, edits copy, drafts content 
Maintains quality standards for all OVPR written communications, ensures consistent voice and style, and provides recommendations for improvement 
Leverages existing and new platforms to deliver messages to a variety of target audiences 
Establishes effective partnerships with communicators across the University 
Assists in development and implementation of annual communications plans for the OVPR and its units 
Supervises a marketing and PR coordinator, providing work direction and overseeing professional development 
Assists Director of Communications and Business Relations with OVPR and University-wide communications projects 

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