The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Electronic Publishing Specialist - Communications Specialist

Hiring department Chemical Engineering
Monthly salary $3,083+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-28-01-8617
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Candidates selected for interview will be asked to provide professional writing samples.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Handle departmental communication efforts including the website, social media channels, and all related general communications and marketing materials with the aim of enhancing and optimizing the visibility and influence of the department.

Essential Functions

Produce content for the departmental website, social media and promotional materials in accordance with department and college branding guidelines, which highlights and promotes departmental initiatives and achievements. Package information appropriately for strategic promotion through various channels, such as the departmental website, social media, e-newsletter, e-blasts, and other relevant internal and external outlets. Update and maintain the departmental fact-sheet and various brochures. Manage departmental social media channels, monitoring questions, comments and conversations, and actively engage with audiences. Continually monitor social media trends, looking for way to improve and expand the department's social media presence. Run regular analytics on departmental social media outlets and website. Establish and maintain liaison with university departments, colleges, and schools for the purpose of coordinating and reporting information for the campus. Update and maintain the departmental website. Oversee and delegate general website maintenance tasks as required, establishing an on-going website update process to ensure content is up to date. Coordinate annual service contract and interaction with web developer to ensure efficient website platform performance. Work with Assistant Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations and Events Coordinator/Manager as needed to help promote and execute events, outreach and development efforts. Work with and direct student workers as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions

May work evenings and weekends as necessary. Assist with digital archiving historical departmental materials and document as required. Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major in communications, art, computer science, or another field related to the work to be performed. One year experience using graphic design and/or desktop publishing programs. Experience planning or preparing publications for print and/or web medium. Proven experience with digital communication strategies and social media. Demonstrated experience writing feature stories and other written content that aligns with the strategic objectives for an organization. Experience with publishing content to web-based content management systems. Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Familiarity with UT Austin policies and procedures. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years relevant experience in an education-related organization supporting the execution of a strategic communications, marketing, or public relations plan for a department. Photography and/or graphic design experience. Excellent project management skills to coordinate frequent communication activities across the department. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a dynamic environment.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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