Department: UPS Strategic Communications and Marketing
Advertised Salary Range: $51,053
Advertised Job Summary:
- Newsgathering, reporting and editing: Maintains regular communication with and builds networks of campus contacts, to include academic deans and department heads, to ambitiously promote the University, identifying and writing articles/stories for internal communications channels, including the university website, Upstate Magazine, an annual Fast Facts publication, and content for executive speeches. Works closely with the Communications/Content Manager to develop press releases and newsletter content, both for UMC and individual schools and colleges. Works closely with the Communications/Content Manager to ensure news stories for the website marry well with other content and represent the overarching goals of the university and individual units. Employing AP Style, serves as a primary editor for UMC and academic units, proofing and approving all published material.
- Crisis communications: Participates in regular meetings of newly-formed Emergency Communications team, working closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications and Marketing and the Communications/Content Manager to prepare emergency alert messages and updates through the RA VE system. Leverages the USC Upstate website, identifies and promotes emergency response best practices with faculty and staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Planning and advising: Interacts and communicates clearly and confidently with campus partners and team members to determine communication and marketing needs on campus, and develops communications plans that can be shared with unit leaders, including UMC leadership. Identifies any resources needed for communications and marketing projects, and accounts for quality by communicating brand standards. Keeps UMC team members informed of all project statuses in real time via production management software, verbal communication and other reports. Participates in regular meetings with designated communications
Internal Number: 48705
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.