The primary purpose of the position is to produce and coordinate communications for ITaP that reinforce ITaP's message of operational credibility, articulate value of ITaP's services and activities to the University Strategic Plan, and enhance communication between the CIO and ITaP staff. The Technology Writer and Media Relations Specialist will lead the development and implementation of communication plans and materials such as news articles for Information Technology at Purdue's (ITaP) e-newsletters and campus media, brochures, letters, presentations, web pages, and various marketing communication pieces to convey essential information about ITaP to Purdue students, faculty, staff, and external audiences in an efficient and timely manner. This position will be responsible for researching, writing, compiling, and providing editorial support for annual measurement and metrics reports.
-Three years of experience in writing and editing for publication.
-Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.
-Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook or other similar software.
-Ability to write explanatory newsletter articles, correspondence, status reports, presentations, and speeches based on technical information for a variety of audiences.
-Knowledge of journalistic conventions and styles (especially AP style).
-Self-starter with the ability to conduct independent background research in response to media inquiries in a fast-paced environment and meet extremely tight deadlines.
-Ability to communicate information to the media that is appropriate for the audience and remains on message.
-Ability to establish and maintain relationships and contacts internally to ITaP and Purdue as well as externally with media personnel.
-Ability to work and communicate ideas in a collaborative manner with editors, graphic designers, photographers, and others.
-Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Advertising or related field.
-General background and/or understanding and aptitude in information technology.
-Experience responding to media inquiries.
We offer a competitive benefits package including:
-Tuition remission for yourself and any eligible dependents at a nationally renowned university
-Employer funded retirement options
-Competitive insurance benefits
-Generous time away from work - including paid vacation, paid sick leave & personal business days
-Great location with easy access to Chicago & Indianapolis
-And much more
A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.
For consideration submit resume and apply online at: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobsearch.ftl
Please reference job number: 080173.
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.