Assistant Communications Specialist
Work Location: LSU AgCenter Communications, LSU Campus, Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, La.
Job Description: The LSU AgCenter is seeking a talented, highly organized, deadline-driven communicator with a varied skill set 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, teaching and international programs for the LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture.The preferred candidate will possess strong editing and writing skills with experience in AP Style as well as be able to contribute high-quality photographs to the AgCenter’s news efforts; manage and maintain webpages; and have some knowledge of video production.
Specific responsibilities include:
In-state travel and flexible scheduling outside of traditional office hours are required.
Qualification Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing 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: February 10, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is identified
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching 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:
Director, LSU AgCenter Communications
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