The University of New Mexico’s Communication & Marketing (UCAM) department is seeking a University Communication Representative within the university’s Communication and Marketing Department, executes a variety of institutional-wide communication and public relations initiatives designed to enhance the university’s ties to its internal and external constituencies. Produces and disseminates institutional-focused information via multiple media such as news releases, on-line services, audio/visual including video, multi-media content, promotional materials, and speech. Writes for and/or edits institutional campus publication venues. May develop and coordinate website/internet communication resources. Works in a collaborative environment. Reports to the Manager of University News and Communication, the duties include, but are not limited to:
disseminating communications through various media and technologies, including print, online, mobile, social, video and broadcasting, to increase UNM brand presence, community awareness, understanding and support of UNM plans, policies, programs, services and activities.
develop and deploy informative multi-media news stories, including video that highlight the University and can be distributed via the campus website, social media or other channels of electronic distribution;
edit communication content prepared by others for internal and external dissemination;
identify and propose solutions to complex issues, risks and/or crises and assist in providing crisis or emergency issues management support to senior UCAM staff;
manage assigned media relations areas, including responding to routine inquiries, promoting UNM messaging and mitigating potentially sensitive or negative media coverage;
building and maintain relationships with traditional news and social media outlets.
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Conditions of Employment
Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Expertise with new technology, including design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), including Adobe Premier, strongly preferred. Macintosh computer experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other basic software preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to work in an integrated marketing communication team environment and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Candidates must be able to interact well with a diverse faculty, staff and student population in a professional and productive manner and create positive work relationships across campus and within UCAM.
The ideal candidate will be:
able to manage concurrent projects;
a consummate professional and effective strategic communications practitioner;
an excellent communicator, writer, videographer, strategic thinker and planner with strong problem-solving skills,
motivated and possess a strong desire to advance the University of New Mexico;
adept at assuming responsibility and ownership of their work;