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Manager, Digital Communications

University of Houston - Downtown


Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
11/20/2017
2017-11-202017-12-21
Job Code:
100266961
University of Houston - Downtown
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Manager, Digital Communications - (STA001992)

Department Name: D0013 College of Business

Description

The Digital Communications Manager, will serve in the capacity as lead creative resource for visually representing our university's brand. Must interact with internal and external clients to understand needs, present creative concepts, and develop visual designs. External interactions will involve managing print, direct mail, digital advertising and agencies. This position will serve as a key brand ambassador in protecting and preserving brand guidelines. This position will have access to the University Relations team of professionals who work together to produce, disseminate and leverage news and information through media, print, electronic, audio/visual, social media and web-based communications. This position requires outstanding experience in media management and social media

DUTIES

  1. Creates digital content for web, mobile, social, video and audio
  2. Develops strategy and content that will increase website traffic and page-views for the College; Keeps up to date with the latest trends in social, digital and content; Understands the University brand standards and keeps consistent tone, language and visual look across multiple platforms with multiple contributors
  3. Directs and organizes the college communications planning, social media planning, outreach to the campus and greater community in alignment with the UHD's Strategic Plan and University Relations Marketing Plan
  4. Develops and executes processes and procedures to help manage and streamline the growing volume of communications content from the college
  5. Develops cohesive and effective communication strategies


MARGINAL DUTIES

  1. Processes information, creates solutions and executes ideas in a fast-paced educational environment
  2. Guides, distributes and prepare as needed, approved college-wide and/or University e-communications from the Dean of the MDCOB
  3. Attends various campus meetings and serves on committees in order to coordinate communications, develops media plans and support publicity
  4. Performs other duties as assigned


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Reports: None
Delegation of Work: N/A
Supervision Given: N/A

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite software proficiency, Photoshop, some video editing; copy editing, Hootsuite
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position

Skills:

  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Candidates must have excellent writing and speaking skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to alter writing style based on audience and communications channel
  • Strong understanding of and experience in social media as a component of a communications strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive partnerships with leaders, stakeholders and the media to influence and pursue strategic communication opportunities
  • Ability to produce high volume and high quality written communications with an ability to shift style based on audience
  • Ability to multitask and independently prioritize workload and most significant impact of projects assigned
  • Ability to work as a team player, with sensitivity to deadlines, workloads and a willingness to assist when needed
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


WORK LOCATION AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements
  • Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, climbing, and pulling may be required
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex3_uhd/jobdetail.ftl?job=STA002001&tz=GMT-06%3A00

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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