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San Diego
Job ID: 6897
Job Title:
6897 Public Affairs/Communication Specialist I, Communication S
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
February 28, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:
San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on March 14, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by March 13, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

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Position Information
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 06/30/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The incumbent will help carry out the communications, public affairs and marketing programs of the Division of Student Affairs. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the incumbent will conduct interviews, research, write, edit and proofread print and electronically based communication materials – including stories for News for Aztec Parents, NewsCenter, @State and external publication submissions.

The incumbent also will shoot and edit digital photography; write and produce short marketing and social media videos, write, post and manage social media as necessary; manage website content and blogs as needed; and assist in developing marketing campaigns for specific initiatives.

The incumbent will assist in providing guidance to student assistants on specific assignments.

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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,162 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,923 - $5,129 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.

Specialized Skills Required

Strong writing abilities in journalistic and informational formats.
Basic knowledge of Associated Press style
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, PhotoShop and Adobe Creative Suite software
Experience with content management systems and blogging platforms.
Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information.
Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing, or similar major with at least two years of related experience.
Proofreading skills with a strong foundation in grammar, spelling and composition.
Knowledge of graphic design techniques and printing production processes
Experience in taking and editing digital photos.
Experience in shooting, editing or producing short videos.
Social media experience and video-producing capability.
Ability to meet deadlines and strong people skills.
Understanding of marketing concepts.
Organized and detail-oriented.
Ability to conduct research and interviews.
Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-6390.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.