Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Social Media Specialist (Public Relations/Communication Coordinator). As a member of the WSU Athletic Department’s External Relations team, this position is a project-based Social Media Specialist (Public Relations/Communication Consultant) who develops social media communication strategies and implements new initiatives within the Athletics Department. This role will help shape and maintain the social presences for WSU Athletics, athletes, and coaches. Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, this project will consist of creating social media strategies based on department needs and industry best practices, develop methods for evaluating effectiveness of plan initiative and overseeing the team responsible of caring out central WSU Athletics social media communication.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience. Strong working knowledge of social media trends, strategies, and techniques. Experience with marketing and managing projects. Experience directing the work of others. Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising staff and working with students. Experience working in a higher education environment. Experience working in Athletics in a higher education environment.
Applications are accepted through September 10, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit wsujobs.com. For more information on WSU Athletics, please visit wsucougars.com. WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.
About Washington State University Athletics
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life. It is located in the Palouse region of Southeastern Washington, eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and 80 miles south of Spokane, WA.
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