This week’s featured job from MSU Human Resources is a Communications Manager II/S (posting 774781) with MSU Libraries.
The MSU Libraries is looking for a strategic thinker and storyteller for their Marketing and Communications Manager, who will lead their external and internal communications, including developing social media strategy and ongoing evaluation through metrics and analytics. The internal communications strategy developed by this individual will showcase departmental and individual staff achievements and other noteworthy news to support staff morale and cement departmental cohesiveness. In addition to supervising three full-time staff members, the Communications Manager will also act as the primary communications liaison across Library departments, managing relationships, and assignments with faculty librarians, archivists, and staff. They will also represent the Libraries in various activities and participate in meetings related to marketing and communications within the University with regional and national organizations. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.
Applicants interested in this position should have a four-year degree in Journalism, Telecommunications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, or a related field. Required work experience includes three to five years in public and media relations, composting, editing, and publication production. Work experience may also include marketing, advertising, word processing, desktop publishing, web design, spreadsheet or database software, and computer programming.
While not required, the ideal candidate for this role should be able to manage concurrent initiatives, production schedules, and multiple tasks. They should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to build positive, enthusiastic, and productive collaborations with diverse audiences. Experience working in a research library or university development is also helpful.