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Informational Writer I

Job Description

TITLE: Informational Writer I

JOB CODE: 8677



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: To provide journalistic skills in preparing informational materials and news releases. Responsible for preparation of articles, news releases, and other informational materials concerning the technical, scientific, or other activities and programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops ideas, collects information for and prepares news and/or feature articles for release to newspapers, wire service, and radio stations in publicizing University activities and events of public or local interest. Arranges for necessary photographic work. Prepares copy for and edits publications of an informational character. Maintains files and selects materials to be sent in response to informational request. Performs related duties as required. During course of special departmental events, obtains material and accommodations for working press, and acts as guide for reporters and photographers.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Receives assignments as to subject or departmental rounds to be made. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General and specific to Junior Reports and to Clerical Assistants.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in English or Journalism.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: None. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Typewriter and other standard journalistic tools and personal computer. Accurate in collection and dissemination of news and information. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.