The University of Pennsylvania

Director of Communications

Responsibilities:
The Director of Communications is responsible for providing proactive leadership in the development and implementation of communications strategies, policies, and practices in support of the mission of the Annenberg School for Communication. The director will lead, promote, and steward the School’s mission, teaching, and research through a variety of media, publications, and specific public relations strategies to make the value of ASC’s scholarship and broader engagement clear to a wide range of stakeholders including community members, funders, other academics.

  • Develop and execute a communication strategy that employs both traditional and new media to meet identified objectives.
  • Develop, oversee, and direct communications, marketing, and branding initiatives, strategies, and campaigns that consistently communicate branding to internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee and direct strategies for optimizing the school’s website, use of social media, and other innovative marketing tools.
  • Design, develop, write, and/or publish internal and external publications such as publicly facing content (e.g., social media, website), press releases, promotional publications, infographics, video (collaborating with Media Lab team), publications that support school events, and special projects that appeal to community audiences, media outlets, funders and other relevant audiences.
  • Perform proactive media outreach in order to arrange interviews, publish articles, etc.
  • Foster innovation by incorporating new, improved, or different methods, processes, or services to meet the needs of the faculty and other school constituencies.
  • Analyze and assess the effectiveness of communications strategies and mechanisms.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum of 7 to 9 years progressive work experience in communications or a directly related field required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in higher education or non-profit organization writing/marketing to a variety of internal and external audiences.
  • Expert-level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write and deliver academic messaging and content to effectively promote the work of the faculty, students, and researchers internally and externally.
  • Expertise with online media, website content maintenance (via Drupal), and other technical communications tools essential.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills with experience leading meetings and engaging senior-level colleagues.

Position Reference # 36-19772

Apply Here: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

If called for an interview you will be asked to bring a portfolio of work to include writing samples, copies of marketing/communication materials/approaches, and detailed plans that you have written.

 

Penn State Harrisburg

Instructor/Senior Instructor in Communications
Humanities

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Instructor or Senior Instructor to begin Fall semester 2015. The School seeks a student-oriented colleague with expertise in converged media technology, new media journalistic content production, and/or data visualization and infographics. This position is required to teach undergraduate and graduate visual communications courses across a variety of platforms. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in their area of media expertise, as well as media criticism and theory, research methodology, and/or media law and ethics.

Qualifications: A terminal degree in communication, journalism, visual communication, photo/video, or a related discipline is desired. ABD candidates will be considered. The preferred candidate will have professional experience in multimedia journalism or visual communication with a design or journalism graphics emphasis.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to http://psu.jobs, job number 56592. Supplemental materials, including transcripts, syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc., can be submitted as well, if the applicant chooses to do so.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Ursinus College

DIGITAL JOURNALISM

URSINUS COLLEGE invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism beginning Fall 2015. The Media & Communication Studies Department seeks candidates with expertise in print journalism, online journalism, and/or broadcast news and writing for the media. The successful candidate for this one year position will teach a 2/3 load including print journalism, online journalism and media writing, as well as advise the Grizzly, our weekly student run newspaper, which currently appears in both a print-and an on-line edition. Candidates must hold an MA with relevant experience or Ph.D.  Degree must be completed by the date of appointment. Classes begin on August 31, 2015. New Faculty are expected to participate in a one-day new faculty orientation, which takes place the previous week.

Submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published writing, and request three confidential letters of recommendation including email addresses of referees. Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application material; (http://apply.interfolio.com/28966). Please see our full ad: https://www.ursinus.edu/live/profiles/1485-visiting-assistant-professor-in-digital-journalism/templates/details/profiles-jobs.php.

The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on March 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Penn State Erie

Assistant Professor of Advertising

The Communication department at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in advertising beginning August 2015. Candidates should have college teaching experience and a record of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement. Professional experience is desirable.

A Ph.D. is required for appointment to the tenure track; however, ABD candidates with evidence of significant degree progress will be considered. The position requires excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as involvement in college and departmental service. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced courses in advertising, as well as courses that would complement our broad-based major in communication which balances theory and skill development in speaking, writing, and media technology/production. Such areas might include: communication/media theory, global mass communication, media production, social media, media and society, and/or media effects.

Penn State Behrend, located in Erie, PA, is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State University. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, with an enrollment of over 4,350, Penn State Behrend offers its students an inspiring and technologically-advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. For more information about the college and major, please visit our website (www.behrend.psu.edu).

Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please have three references email letters of recommendation to Nathan Carter at nrc5069@psu.edu.

Apply to job 56021 at http://apptrkr.com/585668

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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