Public Relation/Media Specialist

Department: Computer Science

Collaborate with Chair, faculty, and staff to develop communication strategies that will broaden programmatic reach and communicate activities within the Department to the external community.

Responsible for developing communication plans, materials, and campaigns for student recruiting for all of our degree programs and courses. Writes, edits, and publishes PR and marketing materials. Writes and/or edits materials, including but not limited to: news items, brochures, flyers, newsletters, advertisements, and other media incorporating graphics, text, and photographs for use in publications or websites. Represents the department in outreach and student recruiting events, and job fairs. Mentors student interns with writing and graphics.


  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalent and six years of experience in related to the duties of this position. (Note: post-high school education may substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)
  • Communication experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations. A track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communication environment.
  • Ability to coach and support senior leadership 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.
  • Proficient 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. Experience with web publishing software, such as WordPress.
  • 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.


A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and two years of experience in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field. Significant communication experience.