Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 480700 - Office of Public Affairs
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Mississippi State University Office of Public Affairs operates within the university’s Division of Strategic Communications. The office includes strategic marketing/branding, university news, graphic design and photography units; the University Television Center and WMSV campus radio station.

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.  

Anticipated Appointment Date:

May 2024

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

--Aid in the development and deployment of comprehensive university marketing plans in line with the MSU brand
--Advise, consult on, and create campuswide social media strategies, digital and electronic media campaigns and university web content, particularly for top-level pages, and maintain a system for timely completion
--Ensure social media content is deployed according to an agreed on schedule
--Supervise the overall performance of the Hub review platform, ensuring quality of external marketing and advertising and adherence to brand guidelines
--Generate the monthly Leadership Matters e-newsletter for employees and alumni
--Manage vendor relationships and purchase of media in conjunction with marketing plans, campaigns
--Perform other duties such as event coordination related to the brand and responding to inquiries

Minimum Qualifications:

--Bachelor’s degree in broadcast or digital journalism; marketing; communication; public relations or related field.
--Minimum 2 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

--Experience in higher education setting
--Demonstrated work in writing and managing production of social/digital media content
--Photography and video production skills
--Ability to work both in a team setting and independently

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

--Expertise in researching, gathering and executing content for social/digital platforms
--Ability to work on multiple assignments and projects at one time while meeting important deadlines
--Self-motivated and detail oriented
--Excellent written and verbal skills
--Excellent skills in writing, proofreading, and editing digital content; software use including the Adobe Suite; and editing video
--Ability to manage competing requests and complex information

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

- Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion
- Often exposed to heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.
- Frequent shifts in work priority: interruptions requiring immediate attention; unusual pressure due to accountability for success and project completion
- Frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands
- Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, and ability to distinguish colors
- Required work outside the standard 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume and provide names and contact information for at least three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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