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Communications Coordinator, College of Fine Arts – University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

Company: University of Texas at Austin

Location: Austin, TX

  • Full Time

University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Communications Coordinator, College of Fine Arts

Hiring Department:

College of Fine Arts

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue



Job Description:

Develops written, multimedia and visual content for the College of Fine Arts website, social media channels, email newsletters, print magazine and other channels, ensuring content is coordinated, diversified, relevant and aligned with the college’s strategic goals and communications strategies and priorities.

Job Details:

General Notes

The College of Fine Arts welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.


  • Content Creation and Management: Plans, develops and publishes engaging and audience-centered written content and stories of various lengths and styles on the college’s channels, including its website, social media, print magazine, email newsletters, etc. (Content may include news briefs, Q&As, profiles, Instagram stories, tweets, long-form narrative and other formats.) Creates and utilizes photography, video and dynamic storytelling to continually enhance the college’s communications channels, occasionally liaising with freelance photographers and videographers. Contributes to and helps manage the college’s editorial calendar. Works to ensure consistency of messaging and adherence to the brand voice and written style guide, while ensuring accuracy and appropriateness across all channels. Serve as copy editor for content written by others on the team.
  • Social media content: Plans, develops and creates daily content on college’s social media channels. Manages, monitors and grows the college’s official social media channels by collecting data and analyzing metrics on social media, Google Analytics and other digital channels to inform strategic decisions and direction and make conclusions about content performance.Stays up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies and applications on social media and looks for ways to enhance and expand the college’s digital reach. Researches, recommends and implements third-party tools to monitor, manage and promote social media content.
  • Email newsletter content: Builds monthly alumni email newsletter. Compile and build quarterly parents’ email newsletter.
  • Print magazine content: Assists in developing and contributing to the college’s print magazine, Arts Next.
  • Administrative: Monitors the college’s homepage to ensure that it is up-to-date. Compiles and edits alumni notes. Assists in special events, including booking photographers and videographers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and other digital communications tools.
  • Comfort working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and adapt to a change with ease.
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills: Able to verify factual correctness of information and adhere to editorial policies and guidelines. Able to edit and arrange text and page layouts to optimize readability.
  • Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills: Able to effectively navigate formal and informal communication and decision-making channels. Maintains focus on the topic at hand and adapts content for the intended audience. Is able to reviews others’ content and provide feedback.
  • Able to track and follow up on numerous details with ease, while balancing speed and accuracy. Able to gauge the impact and cost of errors, omissions, and oversights.
  • Able to maintain focus with frequent interruptions while balancing daily job needs, and making progress on medium and long-term projects.
  • Knowledge of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations or journalism.
  • One or more years of experience successfully managing, writing and/or creating content for social media channels and websites as a tool for message delivery and community engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a full range of storytelling methods.
  • Working experience with web content management systems, email marketing platforms, Adobe Creative Suite and general design principles.
  • Experience working at a higher education institution or in an arts organization.
  • Familiarity with AP Style.
  • Strong understanding of SEO, Google Analytics and other analysis tools.

Driving Required

This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$40,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Works in a shared cubicle space in standard office conditions.
  • Use of manual dexterity and repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Occasional lifting and moving.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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