The Communications Specialist, under the direction of the Director of Communications, writes and edits content for a variety of Creighton University publications, both internal and external, and serves as a member of the team that shapes and executes communications strategy for Creighton, supporting its primary recruitment, reputation, visibility and fundraising objectives. This position also performs a managing editor role for Creighton Today, overseeing this internal electronic publication as a vehicle to keep faculty and staff well-informed and to enhance engagement and community-building among this constituency. In addition, this position serves as the primary communications liasion with Human Resouces, providing counsel and strategy for internal communications, and helps coordinate communications projects for Creighton’s University Communications and Marketing (UCOM) Department.
Bachelors degree in journalism, communications, marketing or similar area of study, plus two years of communications experience, preferably in a news/publications or other content-production capacity. Demonstrable writing and editing ability, with thorough knowledge of AP style; experience working on deadline and collaborating with a team; experience with publishing/content-management software/platforms.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all levels of staff, faculty and students required
Demonstrated skill in providing high level of customer service
Strong organizational skills
Skill in problem-solving
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently and as member of a team
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: lbs.)
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.