Communications and Public Relations 388


Provides assistance to staff and faculty in the preparation of informational or promotional print media and/or public relations. May be required to:

  • Write articles, press releases, newsletters, media guides, programs, and other informational or promotional materials for both hardcopy print and web-based formats (may specialize in a particular content area)
  • Conduct interviews by phone or in person
  • Conduct research utilizing databases, archives, internet, and other information sources
  • Attend and cover University events
  • Assist in training of other student employees
  • Perform basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, word processing, etc.
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required


  • Previous writing or public relations work experience in a similar position
  • Advanced writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines in project-driven environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • May need to work some evenings and weekends
  • Good working knowledge of related software applications (e.g., Word, Publisher)