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Content Development and Media Relations Specialist West Lafayette - Agricultural Communication

Company name
Purdue University Northwest

Location
West Lafayette, IN

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Job Description:

Seeking a highly creative, collaborative and innovative communications professional to develop news and feature content in support of the Purdue University College of Agriculture, ranked among the world's top 10 agriculture programs. Candidate must be skilled as a reporter, writer and editor with basic skills in photography, video and social media. Responsibilities will include copywriting, communications planning, media relations and content development for print and electronic media platforms.

For more information about the Department of Agricultural Communication, please visit: https://ag.purdue.edu/agcomm/Pages/default.aspx

Required:

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations, Education or a related degree.

Three years of relevant work experience as a journalist, organizational communicator or related experience.

Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.

Knowledge and understanding of organizational communications strategies and outcomes.

Strong writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills.

Working knowledge of traditional and emerging media channels.

Highly developed organizational and creative problem-solving skills.

Ability to meet deadlines consistently, particularly those requiring quick-turnaround.

Ability to think critically and analytically.

Ability to work independently and across teams.

Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.

A passion for personal and professional growth.

Valid US or Canadian driver's license.

Preferred:

Familiarity with graphic design elements, such as infographics.

Additional Information:

Some nights and weekends to cover events required.

Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.

A background check will be required for employment.

FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).

Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest
Website : http://www.pnw.edu

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We are Purdue University Northwest, part of the internationally-respected Purdue University system and the fifth-largest public university in the state of Indiana On February 26, 2014, Purdue University announced a plan to unify the administration of the university’s two northwest Indiana campuses, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. On July 18, 2014, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. Dr. Thomas Keon, Chancellor of Purdue Calumet, was appointed Chancellor-Designate of Purdue Northwest on November 20, 2015. Once unification is complete, Purdue Northwest will be a comprehensive university enrolling more than 15,000 students, employing more than 1,500 faculty and staff, and offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs of study on two campuses. The current target date for completion of unification is July 1, 2016.Purdue University Northwest, in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education to students of Northwest Indiana and beyond. We create a welcoming environment that promotes critical inquiry through experiential learning, faculty scholarship, civic engagement and community partnerships.Purdue University Northwest will be the institution of choice in Northwest Indiana and beyond as the center for education, innovation, economic development and culture.

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