Writer/Publicist

POSTED: January 5, 2018
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Exempt (Benefit eligible)
START DATE: Immediate Availability

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILLITIES:

Essential Functions

  • Research, collect and organize information for use in news releases, news tips, media advisories, agendas and related materials. 
  • Assist with production of news releases and associated materials; coordinate media-related photo and video requirements.
  • Assist with production of video stories; writing and editing scripts, attending site visits, interviewing subjects and other duties.
  • Respond to communications and marketing-related inquiries.
  • Assist with social media initiatives.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Generate media reports and support databases; post selected news releases to Business Wire.
  • Assist with production of marketing materials and eNewsletter.
  • Assist with organization and execution of media workshops.
  • Assist with researching and writing company profiles.
  • Attend events and facilitate information with media.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to departmental interns.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by the Asst. Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal/written/interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask.
  • Ability to engender and maintain relationships with PRP, PRF/PU staff and faculty in addition to a variety of communication, media and marketing representatives.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

 Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • Three years of experience writing/editing in a print media environmen

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org by Friday, February 2, 2018.  A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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