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  • Writer/Digital Communications Specialist

    Frostburg State University
    Job Description
    Frostburg State University, Office of News and Media Services, seeks applications for a full-time, exempt Writer/Digital Communications Specialist position. Salary commensurate with experience and includes University System of Maryland benefits package.
     
    Part of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution with a diverse student body of more than 5,000. FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in Western Maryland just two hours from Pittsburgh and the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas.
     
    The Office of News and Media Services, an arm of the Department of Communications and Media Relations, is a broad-based communications agency that manages the media relations, public relations, marketing, and communication needs of the University. The office serves as a University news bureau, utilizing various print and digital outlets to share information about FSU and its campus community.
     
    Responsibilities: Research and write feature and news stories for FSU publications. Write marketing copy for print and online advertising to support marketing goals. Shoot and edit videos in support of feature stories, social media campaigns, and university marketing. Manage and monitor social media efforts for FSU’s primary accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms; serve as social media community manager to foster engagement of students, faculty and staff, alumni, community and other FSU constituencies. Provide crisis communication and media relations support to the Director of News and Media Services as well as to the Office of the President when requested. Serve as lead content contributor for FSU website. Other related duties as assigned.
     
    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in English, writing, journalism, public relations, communications, or related area. At least three years of professional work experience, including writing feature stories and/or marketing copy, photography, and video production. Experience working with news media and/or multiple social media platforms. Advanced written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
     
    Preferred Qualifications: Five or more years of relevant work experience. Strong video production skills. Experience producing broadcast packages or mobile video. Strong organizational and planning skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize competing demands.
     
    Other: Any combination of training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and progressively responsible related work experience may be considered.
     
    To apply, visit https://frostburg.peopleadmin.com.
    Application deadline is May 30, 2018.
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