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Public Affairs Specialist I

Job Description

TITLE: Public Affairs Specialist I

JOB CODE: 8679

EFFECTIVE DATE:

FLSA STATUS: E

EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 7

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 25,620.00
midpoint 32,280.00
maximum 38,940.00

PURPOSE: Provides journalistic skill in the planning, executing and composition of publications, presentations, programs, news releases and various public affairs documents to an internal audience. Responsible for writing and editing of internal publications. Serve as a liaison between other departments and campus entities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops, writes and edits documents, websites, flyers and information booklets. Arranges format and content of internal publications using various media devices. Checks all material for accuracy and appropriateness of presentation. Develops and coordinates special informational projects and events that enhance the campus community's awareness of different departments' activities, news and events. Performs other duties as required. Assists with long-range planning and goal setting. Will be expected to interact with on and off campus media in a professional manner. Diplomacy, discretion and tact are required in all matters. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. Independent decision making and problem solving ability will be expected in areas such as editing, arranging format and content and writing.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Director. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two years of experience in the writing, editing and preparation of a variety of informational materials, newsletters and publications, both for print and electronic distribution. Knowledge of website maintenance is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. Independent decision making and problem solving ability will be expected in areas such as editing, arranging, format, content and writing. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledgeable in the use of the tools of journalism, media and public relations. Should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FileMaker, the internet and standard office equipment. Accurate in all phases of work performed. Usual office conditions. 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.