Department Number/Name: 0-3210-000 / Patel College of Global Sustainability
College/Division: Patel College of Global Sustainability
Salary Plan: Temporary - 20 hours per week; Occasional evenings and weekends required.
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $15.00 per hour
Job Code/ Title: 0015/ Communications and News Intern
The Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) is the newest degree-granting college at the University of South Florida and is unique in its mission and its approach. The College was established in 2009. Our mission is achieving sustainable development, both locally and globally, by fostering social, economic and environmental sustainability; we accomplish this through teaching, research, student mentoring and community outreach, as well as by generating practical knowledge and developing innovative technologies, skills and policies. The College employs an elite core faculty and staff, with its real strength being its ability to serve as the hub for a network of scholars and professional experts interested in working together to generate new knowledge and prepare a new generation of sustainability professionals. These professionals will provide their expertise to assist communities, companies, and governments maximize their productivity, reduce their ecological and carbon footprint, practice social responsibility and enhance resilience.
Communications & News Intern.
Reports To: Assistant Director
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Update and maintain PCGS’s social media presence, to include scheduling Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts on a daily basis.
Creating quality and attention grabbing posts that will benefit PCGS students, community partners and potential donors.
Respond to all comments, messages, and inquires on media channels.
Create fliers, videos and interactive posts to help boost engagement.
Managing the communication budget to accommodate paid advertising and promotional materials.
Assist in planning, writing and emailing monthly Newsletter via Constant Contact.
Draft at least four news articles a month. Share with UCM as appropriate.
Seek out interesting news stories relating to the college of interest to the general public.
Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories.
Upload news stories to USF PCGS Website.
Set up and breakdown of PCGS hosted events. Attend tabling events as scheduled.
Designing flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for major events hosted by PCGS
Attend meetings including preparing agenda and taking minutes as requested by supervisor.
Reach out to the community organizations, general public and donors with consistent messaging about PCGS.
Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
Research jobs for potential graduate/graduated students in the student development program.
Send out various job opportunities, certifications, workshops and conferences to help the student enhance their resume.
1 or more years of experience as a communications and news intern.
2 or more years of experience in the following areas:
Knowledge of tools and platforms in the social media space. Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising, Journalism or Public Relations)
Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications.
Experienced with computers and working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel)
Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired
Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus.
Special Skills :
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
These are typical duties, others may be assigned as needed. Applicant may be required to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 19034
Posting Date: 11/13/18
Posting End Date: 11/27/18
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