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Communication Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a full-time Communication Specialist. The Communication Specialist will identify story ideas, gather and prepare information, and generate content related to School of Communication activities, faculty members, and students. This position will post daily content on social networks and work with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Office of Marketing and Communication to administer school web content. The specialists will manage production for print and online publications and promotional materials. This position will be responsible for drafting news releases for college and university news pages and working with University Relations to pitch news stories to journalists. The specialist will design advertising and promotional materials for school initiatives and recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students. The specialist will copyedit submissions for public release from faculty members and students.

Required Qualifications

* Relevant experience in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field.
* Record of excellence in written communication.
* Writing experience for all media platforms.
* Established social networking expertise.
* Production experience in visual communication (photography, graphics, and video).

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's or Master's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field.
* Experience in university-related public relations.
* Professional accreditation/certification in public relations.

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Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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