Work Location: LSU AgCenter Communications, LSU Campus, Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA.
Job Description: The LSU AgCenter is seeking talented, highly organized, deadline-driven editor and writer to join the organization’s Communications news team.
This position’s primary function is to use communications methods to increase the availability of AgCenter information to various audiences. This position will be part of the LSU AgCenter Communications Department, which serves research, extension, and teaching for the LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture.
The preferred candidate will possess strong editing skills, thorough knowledge of Associated Press Style and familiarity with other styles, and a demonstrated record of engaging and creative writing. Website, photography and videography experience is a plus.
In-state travel and flexible scheduling outside of traditional office hours are required.
Qualification Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or Communications. Other closely related degrees may be accepted if combined with a minimum of four years of professional level experience directly related to this position. Master's degree in Public Relations, Marketing, or Communications is preferred.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program. Possibility of educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework towards a master’s or Ph.D. degree at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: March 24, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume including a statement of professional interest and goals, university transcripts and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
LSU AgCenter Communications Director
141 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, La 70803
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer