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Informational Writer II

Job Description

TITLE: Informational Writer II

JOB CODE: 8676



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Aids in planning and writing publications. Develops story ideas and collects information. Prepares news articles and feature stories for release to newspapers, wire services, television and radio stations in publicizing university activities and events of public or local interest. Arranges for necessary photographic work. Makes rounds of departments and offices for news and items of interest or announcement of situations requiring public attention. Performs related duties as required. Reports special departmental events, obtains material and accommodations for working press and acts as guide for media representatives.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Receives assignments and instructions from supervisor and is subject only to general review except when major matters of policy are involved. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor s Degree in English, Journalism, or Public Relations.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two years of experience in the preparation of a variety of informational and educational materials for public release. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Computer and other standard journalistic tools. Accuracy in the collection and dissemination of news and information. Excellent 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.