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Communications Specialist
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Apr. 24, 2017
  • Communications Specialist
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Daytona Beach, FL
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Communication
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The Communications Specialist will assist the Media Relations Director, working alongside a diverse staff of proven marketing and communications professionals. The Communications Specialist (CS) will work to ensure coordinated, strategic communications campus-wide, and be responsible for the timely dissemination of announcements, media alerts and press releases to the media, public and internal audiences. The CS will establish ongoing relationships with staff, faculty and students throughout the campus to obtain information for story ideas, upcoming event, marketing opportunities and social media content, and will develop professional relationships with the media and community leaders. The CS will help coordinate media and public relations for campus activities and assist the Emergency Operations Team in times of crisis, and perform duties as assigned by the Media Relations Director. Responsibilities include the following: Serve as backup to the Director of Media Relations, Daytona Beach and other duties, as assigned by the Director of Media Relations, Daytona Beach, and/or the VP for Marketing & Communications. Help to identify newsworthy stories to promote to the Daytona Beach local, regional, and sometimes national market.
Write newsworthy news releases, have them approved by relevant sources; distribute to targeted media outlets, using a media database and distribution system; and repurpose news releases for the Embry-Riddle online Newsroom. Work with colleagues across campus to develop and distribute weekly announcements of campus events. Help support the marketing, digital marketing and social media, and creative services departments. Assist with tracking workflow and workload of the Daytona Beach Campus communications team by establishing protocols and the use of project-management tools.

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