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Communications Specialist

Posted: 01/01/2024

Empire State University seeks a Communications Specialist (State Title: Staff Assistant) in the Office of Communications. The communications specialist serves as a writer, editor, interviewer, and researcher for the office, producing articles, stories, press releases, social media posts, and other communications that raise Empire State University's public profile and demonstrate the value of a SUNY Empire education. This position will report to the director of communications and work closely with all areas of the university.

Responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with the Director of Communications and the Chief Communications Officer, develop, implement, and manage communications plans that align with the university's strategic priorities.
  • Manage SUNY Empire News, the university's internal news source, and keep content fresh, updated, relevant, and accurate.
  • Manage SUNY Empire's external news site and keep content fresh, relevant, and accurate.
  • Manage and distribute in a timely manner the university's weekly email newsletter.
  • Conduct interviews with university faculty, staff, and students to craft profiles and stories.
  • Assist with press/media outreach, as needed.
  • Assist, as needed, with writing stories for the university's magazine, Connections.
  • Assist with ensuring accuracy of information and consistent branding, style, and standards across all written and visual communications produced by or reviewed by the Office of Communications.
  • Help build, maintain, and update media lists.
  • Assist with writing and editing, as needed, for special events, such as commencements and press conferences.
  • Work with DMS/ITS to consistently keep lobby screen content current and accurate.
  • Assist with special events, including commencements across the state, the Annual Meeting, the Spring Student Conference, press conferences, and other events, as needed.
  • Assist with scheduling, staffing, and maintaining the university's mascot.

 


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, communications, or a related field
  • 1-2 years of experience writing for print, digital, and social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment where multitasking and prioritization of work is necessary to succeed
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education

Special Information:

  • This position is located in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Occasional travel throughout New York State
  • Occasional evening and weekend obligations
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Applicants must submit 3 writing samples with at least one being a press release or news story at time of application
  • SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a dispersed work environment.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL2 / $55,000

Empire State University is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit package which includes; NYS health insurance, free dental and vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.  We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security/.
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