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Friday, September 18, 2015


Responsibilities (Essential)

  • Assist the Director of Digital Communication and collaborate with Marketing & Communications (MarComm) staff to update web, news, and social media content. Identify and respond to opportunities to use content to connect our audiences more broadly with our web platforms to achieve business objectives and a continual improvement of the user experience.
  • Assist with the creation and/or distribution of University of Northwestern communication, including but not limited to the theROCK (UNW’s intranet), the Pilot magazine, internal communication channels, campus-wide announcements, etc. Assist the Sr. Director of MarComm with Public and Media Relations activities as necessary, including preparation or coordination of press releases, public announcements, and other written communication. Collaborate with student employees on web-related initiatives. Assist with miscellaneous department duties as requested by the Director of Digital Communication. Required Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred; Journalism, Marketing, Communication, or English majors preferred.
  • Experience engaging audiences using social media platforms on behalf of an organization required.
  • Experience managing content for high traffic or higher education websites a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, accurate, self-directed and a problem-solver
  • Ability to proactively prioritize multiple tasks and manage a multi-faceted work load in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions and distractions
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous and tactful manner
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems and SharePoint preferred. Must be willing to learn new software and online tools.

Working Conditions
Mental/Motor Demand Factors:
  • Ability to demonstrate time awareness, self direction, concentration, independent action, mechanical skill, estimating skill, reading skill, writing skill, problem solving skill and tact approximately 75% of the time
  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and math reasoning approximately 75% of the time
Physical Demand Factors:
  • Ability to stand stationary approximately 20% of the time, walk approximately 20% of the time and sit approximately 60% of the time
  • Ability to demonstrate reaching, fingering, hearing, near vision, far vision, depth perception, accommodation vision, color vision and field of vision approximately 75% of the time
  • Ability to lift, while stationary, up to 50 pounds and carry, while moving, up to 50 pounds and demonstrate talking skill approximately 60% of the time
Environmental Condition Factors:
  • Ability work alone or with others or around others or with customer/public contact approximately 100% of the time
  • Ability to work with mechanical equipment and electrical equipment approximately 75% of the time
  • Ability to work an extended day approximately 35% of the time
Work Environment:
  • The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, a demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other tasks not specifically addressed in this job description.

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