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Media Specialist (Part-Time)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit a recent press release that you wrote and distributed. Please upload in the "Applicant Documents" section below, under "Other Document". This is a requirement. Please submit one additional writing sample such as a speech, a letter, a media plan or talking points. Please upload the writing sample in the "Applicant Documents" section below, under "writing sample". This is a requirement. *Interested persons should complete an online application. *Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED. *Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Media Specialist (Part-Time)
Requisition Number SCA00246
General Description

The Media Specialist writes clear and compelling copy that consistently conveys the College’s brand and messages. The position prepares internal and external communications, press materials, newsletters, electronic and print publications and other collateral materials. This position reports to the Director of Communications and collaborates with the Directors of marketing and Creative Services.

Specific Responsibilities

• Write clear, persuasive and original copy to convey the College’s message through all media formats.

• Collaborate with marketing, web and design staff to develop effective public relations materials that are on target with the College’s brand.

• Report and write press materials, blogs and articles about College events, institutional and faculty achievements, timely educational issues and program development. Distribute information to the media and public and follow-up to encourage media coverage events and College developments.

• Report and write articles about College graduates, students, faculty and administrators, as well as campus events for Transcripts, Pathways, and other College produced newsletters and magazines.

• Research and write commentary and talking points for the College.

• Maintain strong personal relationships with journalists and offer relevant story ideas to encourage coverage of College events and achievements and higher education issues.

• Brainstorm ideas, concepts, and public relations strategies with other staff, submit ideas and discuss progress.

• Proofread copy to check spelling/grammar and ensure content accuracy and consistency between documents and style manual.

• Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional, helpful and courteous manner.

• Research and investigate complex education issues and produce readable briefing papers and newsletters.

• Track and arrange media coverage.

• Maintain communication with journalists across multiple platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and discussion forums; staying abreast of evolving public relations strategies regarding social media and news distribution.

Minimum Qualifications

• Associate’s degree required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• Two (2) years experience in marketing and/or public relations required.

• Strong proficiency in grammar, advanced writing skills and critical thinking skills required.

• Copy editing/proofreading, and typing skills required.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

• Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Internet search proficiency required.

• Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines required.

• Ability to think creatively and effectively execute ideas required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or Journalism preferred.

• Experience reporting, writing, and editing with a major daily news organization or magazine preferred.

• Awareness of the media, reporters and editors in the greater Philadelphia area preferred.

• Knowledge of educational institutions, especially higher education institutions preferred.

Work Location Main Campus
Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a recent press release that you wrote and distributed. Please upload in the “Applicant Documents” section below, under “Other Document”. This is a requirement.

Please submit one additional writing sample such as a speech, a letter, a media plan or talking points. Please upload the writing sample in the “Applicant Documents” section below, under “writing sample”. This is a requirement.

*Interested persons should complete an online application.

*Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED.

*Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Salary Grade or Rank I
Salary Range Salary commensurate with relevant work experience
Job Posting Open Date 08/30/2017
Job Posting Close Date
Type of Position Administrator - Temp
Job Category
Employment Status Part-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about Community College of Philadelphia?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Veterans Job Fair
    • Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
    • AL DIA - Diversity Career Fair
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • No Response
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
    • Other
  4. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or Journalism?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess two (2) years experience in marketing and/or public relations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience reporting, writing and editing with a major daily news organization or magazine?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have awareness of the media, reporters and editors in the greater Philadelphia area?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have knowledge of educational institutions, especially higher education institutions?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document ( See Special Instructions to Applicant)
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. References