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WRITER/EDITORRequisition # 72959Position BasicsWorking TitleSOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR AND EDUCATION WRITERAdvertising Ends on:Monday, June 25th, 2018Advertising Started on:Monday, June 11th, 2018Organization:College of EducationDepartment:Education AdministrationSalarySalary:$40,000.00 to CommensuratePay Grade:3AJob DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:POSITION SPECIFIC SUMMARYSupport communication strategy to targeted audiences through the creative development and delivery of the content. Research, write, edit, proof, and publish information that effectively and accurately supports the communications strategy for the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. College of Education. Write and publish information aimed at diverse audiences, ranging from the media to the lay public, tailoring the message and content to maximize effectiveness. May be responsible for one or more publications, media relations, marketing materials, or specific projects. Manage the college's social media presence, as well as oversee contributors. Strategizes and builds social media campaigns. Possesses strong content creation skills.KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIESResearch/Information GatheringIdentify alternative reliable sources of information and research. Ask probing and follow-up questions. Utilize highly developed interpersonal skills. Identify interviewees. Explore story avenues and angles. Research and prepare appropriate background materials and documentation for articles.Writing/Communication ContentIdentify and write stories related to existing **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and College of Education themes/messages within deadline.Write features and high-impact stories.Work with broad and complex focus and link to other areas. Cover academic, clinical, professional, technical, and/or specialized events, lectures, conventions, symposiums, and workshops and submit news briefs, media advisories, and press releases copy.Message Development and ImplementationManage social media campaigns and growing audiences.Manage the College's social media efforts.Oversee the College's social media contributors and determine strategies for consistant messaging andsharing content. Identify best options for story repurposing and placement.Provide leadership and content creation for the College of Education alumni magazines, annual report, and web content.Deliver comprehensive digital content.Editing/ProofingPerform accuracy review and fact checking, as well as proofreading. Edit materials for style, spelling, grammar, accuracy, and appropriateness. Write headlines.Supervision/LeadershipMaintain working liaison with the University Office of Strategic Communications, the UI Social Media Working Group, and other campus offices.Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with faculty, staff, students, internal and external constituents, especially alumni, prospective students and their parents, legislators, and the general public.Functional and administrative supervision may be exercised provided to student staff; provide direction, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.Public RelationsAssist with event planning and outreach, especially integration of social media to drive attendance at events and inspire engagement with key statekholders.Attend outreach events, i.e. Iowa State Fair College of Education Day, College of Education Homecoming Tailgate, Legistative Caucus.Please note that five professional references may be requested at a later stage in the hiring process.The Writer/Editor (PMW 2) is the second classification within the writer/editor job family. For more information about this job family, visit the website at:****assure that

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