The public information specialist has chief responsibility for monitoring and measuring results of the Public Information Office, including: maintaining electronic database to monitor media coverage, as well as establishing and maintaining electronic and hard-copy library of newspaper clippings; makes these files available to others within the college, as requested.
The public information specialist is responsible for maintaining all electronic and physical news clippings files for the department; generates regular electronic or written reports that track department’s effectiveness; plays key role in process to select and monitor work of vendors that provide media monitoring services; manages department’s project management software, Excel and other productivity and measurement tools, inclusive of researching, recommending, implementing new project management software; manages department’s intranet pages. In addition, as directed, the public information specialist takes photos of college classes and events, and uses Photoshop to create completed images; processes photos according to department procedures; supervises hiring and training of work-study student; writes draft press releases by merging content from work request forms into documents, then editing them to follow department and AP style guides; and performs other duties as assigned. 28 hour a week maximum.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees and community members having diverse backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities are preferred.
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples include a bachelor’s degree and one year related experience, associate degree and two years related experience, or high school/GED/HiSET/TASC and three years related experience. An applicable combination of education and experience necessary for the position responsibilities required. Final candidates may be required to verify job-related skills.
Special skills or abilities: intermediate to advanced skills in MS Office (especially Word and Excel), Photoshop, Acrobat; experience in writing, editing and photography; readiness to learn new technical skills, be a team player and take initiative.
To apply please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
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