Public Relations Specialist

Position ID: 38217
Albany State University
University Communications
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Public Relations Specialist I, Communications Specialist
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number: 0600743  
Position Category: Communications Professional  
Job Title: Public Relations Specialist  
Position Code: 00442X  
Position Type: Staff  
Department: University Communications  
Nature of Work: This position is responsible for coordinating public relations functions for the university and is a direct report to the Special Assistant to the President for Marketing and Strategic Communications  
Training and Experience: MAJOR DUTIES 
Writes news releases for distribution to media outlets. 
Writes and manages content for all university communications channels, including brochures, news articles, flyers, websites, newsletters, magazines, manuals, letters, etc. 
Writes social media content and manages all platforms. 
Assists with the development of strategic talking points and communication plans. 
Manages content for university marquees and vision screens. 
Develops and maintains expert database for internal communications, web communications and media relations. 
Manages news distribution and monitoring services. 
Monitors local, regional and national media as it relates to Albany State University; maintains archives of all articles. 
Coordinates media interviews; responds to media inquiries. 
Supervises Office of University Communications interns. 
Performs related duties. 

Experience and education 
A bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism, English or other related discipline and three (3) years of directly related professional experience. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.  

Testing Requirements: N/A  
Illustrative Examples of Work: Writing Samples to include at least 1 feature news article and 1 news release.  
Posting Date: 12-12-2017  
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Provide writing samples to include at least 1 news feature article and 1 news release.  
Funding Source: General Operating (State)  
Number of Openings: 1  
If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: N/A  
Fringe Benefits: yes  
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience  
Physical Demands N/A  
Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, ACAD Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources, Steve A. Grant at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  

Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  
Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter  
Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Unofficial Transcript 1
Other Document  
Application Types Accepted: Staff Employment Application  
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Public Relations and Development (Admin code)
Communication Services (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II