Media Specialist (Time-Limited)


Job ID: 34969

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 10/29/2012

College of Communication and Information


A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and two years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field; or a high school diploma/equivalent and six years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field. (Note: related post-high school education may substitute for experience at an equivalent rate.)


Significant communication experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations. A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communication environment.


Ability to coach and support senior leader as spokespersons. Experience writing for both print and web and experience proofreading and editing others’ writing.


Media relations experience including, but not limited to writing news releases and pitching stories to the media. Superior verbal and written communication skills.


Expertise in the use of a computer, specifically within the Microsoft Office software suite or comparable software, and with graphic and web programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. Web design experience (HTML, CSS).


Excellent project management and ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines. Ability to work in both team environments and individually, dependent upon the circumstances and assignment. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents. Service oriented approach and careful attention to detail.

Background Check Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Confidentiality Policy

This position requires compliance with University confidentiality policies.


Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Time Limited

This position is Time Limited position. It’s anticipated that this position will be available for two years.


Collaborates with Dean, Communication Team, and School leadership to develop communication strategies that will broaden programmatic reach and communicate activities within the College to the external community.


Responsible for developing communication plans, materials, and campaigns for student recruiting. Writes, edits, and publishes PR and marketing materials.


Writes and or edits materials, including: news items, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and other media incorporating graphics, text, and photographs for use in publications or websites.


Responsible for interpreting university information/publications/recruiting, administrative rules and policies and for recommending new or improved policies and plans to manage graduate recruitment and public information.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at


Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer