The University of Texas At El Paso
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.
The following additional materials are also required for consideration: 1 to 3 writing samples -Submit via email with IUPRA Communications as subject.
Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
The multimedia communications specialist will oversee various means of communications for the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA). The specialist will work closely with the policy coordinator and staff to develop a communications strategy that helps achieve the Institute's mission.
As applicable, the multimedia communications specialist will oversee creation, design and layout, editing, and management and maintenance of the Institute's communications via the IUPRA website, blog, social media accounts, briefs and reports, journal articles, and correspondence. The specialist will serve as the proactive point of contact to those interested or potentially involved in publicizing the Institute's work, including news media, the public affairs offices of the University and College of Liberal Arts, and others.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism, or a related field, or equivalent experience. Three years of professional experience in public relations, communications, or writing and editing publications. Experience with digital communication strategies and other new media for communications. Superior writing and editing abilities. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and manage complex projects. In addition, the specialist should have the following experiences, abilities, or interests: 1) Passion for promoting equity and social justice, 2) Interest in government, policymaking bodies, and policy, 3) Vision and strategy for branding an emerging policy institute, increasing its digital presence, and expanding its visibility across Travis County, the state of Texas, and the U.S., 4) Experience with media relations, 5) Experience drafting press releases, 6) Ability to quickly and tactfully communicate, 7) Ability to develop cooperative relations with diverse constituencies, 8) Ability to create and format visually appealing documents for print and digital media, 9) Highly organized, attentive to detail, self-directed individual Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
A Master's degree in communications, journalism, or related field. Five years relevant experience in an education-related organization. Three years of experience supporting the execution of a strategic communications, marketing, or public relations plan for a department, unit, or organization. Demonstrated experience writing content that aligns with the strategic objective for an organization. Excellent project management skills to coordinate frequent communication activities across all units of the Institute. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. Photography and videography skills and experience.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS
), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents
to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
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