Communications Specialist, Office of Communications/Public Relations — Technical College System of Georgia

Job Responsibilities

 Responsible for creation and management of content for TCSG marketing and communications purposes

 Work with Senior Executive Communications Director to create messaging and to re-purpose as needed for all forms of marketing communications, including presentations, marketing material, newsletters, articles and social media

 Work with Senior Executive Communications Director to establish marketing communications editorial calendar and production schedule tied to academic year

 Create compelling copy for brochures, flyers, annual reports, ads and other promotional materials

• Write and update website content for tcsg.edu

 Seek strategic speaking opportunities for senior staff

 Collaborate with senior staff on developing speeches, presentations and other materials as needed

 Assist with media outreach

 Liaise with communications staff at colleges to identify and leverage compelling stories

 Create and maintain system-wide style guide

 Assume responsibility for final proofreading of all marketing communications

 Fact-check and ensure timeliness and accuracy of all content before publication

 Serve as liaison with all TCSG divisions, as well as Technical College Directors Association (TCDA and Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA), to assist with marketing communication projects as needed

 Ensure all relevant materials comply with ADA, EOE and other legal requirements

 Assist with other Communications Department tasks and projects as needed

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, English or other related field

 Three years’ experience in writing for marketing communications

 Equally adept in creative, academic and technical writing

 Experience in copywriting, editing and proofreading

 Experience in speechwriting

 Expertise in AP Style

 Expertise in MS Office Suite, especially Powerpoint

 

Preferred qualifications:

 Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, English or other related field

 Five years’ experience in writing for marketing communications

 APR accreditation in Public Relations

 Experience in writing as a professional journalist

 Experience in higher education

 Experience with Adobe products, Prezi, WordPress and other enterprise technologies

 

Competencies:

Knowledge of public relations theories and practices

Knowledge of English grammar use, research, theories and practices

Knowledge and understanding of a technical college education

Knowledge of ADA compliance materials production

Oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize and manage projects

Ability to present a variety of informational and promotional materials

Ability to write for interaction purposes

 

Complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter at TCSG’s Job Center. Also, include two professional writing samples

Applications will be accepted Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

It shall be a condition of employment to submit to a background investigation. Offers of employment shall be conditional pending the result of the background investigation.

Federal Law requires ID and eligibility verification prior to employment.

Applicants who need special assistance may request assistance by phoning (404) 679-1759.

* Salary is commensurate with education, background and experience *