Program Manager of Communications - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Strategic Marketing & Public Relations, oversees the day-to-day media relations operation, including press releases and managing media queries. Writes and edits copy for a wide variety of campus publications and collateral pieces. Assists in managing part-time writers and interns, and contributes to a culture of collaboration, professionalism and punctuality.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Writes for a variety of campus communications and publications, including press releases, news articles, feature stories, promotional copy, etc.
2. Edits copy for accuracy, grammar, clarity, style and other technical and creative considerations; manages and enforces campus writing style guide.
3. Oversees day-to-day media relations operation as it relates to creation and distribution of press releases, directing media queries to the appropriate spokesperson, and pitching story ideas to the media.
4. Acts as assistant editor on campus publications, including UVU Magazine.
5. Assists in development and management of the University's image through effective public relations strategies.
6. Hires, trains and manages part-time writers.
7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field and two (2) years of relevant experience in Communications, Public Relations or related field.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge of creative public relations techniques and effective marketing tactics; Knowledge of production of publications of a variety of mediums
-Knowledge of Associated Press style and media relations tactics; Understanding of the University's goals and initiatives and working in a higher education setting.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Skill as a versatile writer
-Skill in editing, grammar, and proofreading
-Skill in writing persuasive and interesting copy that positively impacts the University and enhances its mission
-Skill with computers, including word processing software; Excellent organization and time-management skills
-Ability to think and communicate orally with effective interpersonal skills
-Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to select new employees and supervise others effectively.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit two (2) writing samples with your application.
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

Keyword Phrases

  • Program Manager of Communications
  • University Marketing & Communications
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 9/21/2013