Communication Specialist – HigherEdJobs

February 18, 2024

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Job Description


Req ID: req17241

Position Number: AS8660

Department: OSU Global

Location Address: Oklahoma State University , 107 Wes Watkins Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078
United States

Hiring Supervisor: Dr. Randy Kluver

Hiring Range
(Contingent upon available funding)

38,040.00 – 55,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule: M / F, 8:00am to 5:00pm, nights and weekends as needed.

Job Summary

The Communication Specialist is responsible for the following items:  Coordinate, plan, write and create engaging content for social media channels. Write news releases utilizing AP style. Assist OSU departments with outreach activities related to OSU Global and OSU’s global mission. Maintain the OSU Global website using OMNI. 

This position does require some evening and weekend hours during special programs and events. 

Ability to lift 20 lbs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field.

Demonstrated experience in marketing and communications, including, but not limited to social media, video, web, writing, editing and content creation. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in Adobe CS for PC platform as well as working knowledge in production. Must have a strong working grasp of current strategic communications and marketing, including public relations, social media, event coordination, content creation, writing, and campaign management, among other communications skills.

Must be able to write in an AP style suitable for the publication audience and purpose, including marketing/advertising copy, news stories, feature stories, and research-related stories that communicate the message of OSU Global and Oklahoma State University’s global engagement.

Commitment to excellence in service of students, staff, faculty and guests of diverse cultural backgrounds. Strong professional communications skills (spoken, written and presentational). Strong problem-solving skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail. Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in marketing, event planning, communications, or international marketing.

Four or more years of experience in a related position. Experience working in an academic setting. Knowledge of global affairs and international education is highly preferred. Experience working or studying abroad. Proficiency in English. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

Understanding of various cultural preferences and requirements. Experience marketing events or academic programs. Experience with Hootsuite or other social media scheduling services. Extensive knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite software. Experience tracking social media data and other analytics.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit”

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