The University of Connecticut is seeking an experienced Social and Emerging Media Manager to oversee the @UConn accounts and develop digital media content and campaigns for targeted audiences, including alumni, opinion leaders, current and prospective students, and other University constituents, in support of the University’s brand and reputation. The Social and Emerging Media Manager will administer the University’s social media guidelines and serve as a resource to social media and marketing managers within the community. The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of major social media platforms and a passion for keeping up with the ever-changing nature of the medium. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise originality, creativity and to regularly develop his/her own ideas within broad guidelines established by the supervisor. Work is varied and requires a sound understanding of subject and target audience.
For full position details please go to: http://communications.uconn.edu/jobs/.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or related field; minimum of 5 years relevant experience; demonstrated experience in new media or social media strategy, implementation and measurement with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) and how they can be deployed in different scenarios; superior writing, communication, interpersonal, diplomatic and organizational skills; ability to be actively engaged in a number of projects simultaneously, meet and enforce deadlines, take initiative, work independently to carry out complex assignments; basic knowledge of graphic design and awareness of graphic needs to complement content and platform; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and the ability to crop, resize, and otherwise edit photos for social media; willingness to work flexible hours when activities fall outside normal working hours.
Master’s degree in Journalism, marketing, communications, or related field; experience in, or strong knowledge of, the field of higher education.
This is a full-time position.
Candidates selected for an interview may be required to complete a brief assignment during their interview.
Please apply at UConn Jobs (www.jobs.uconn.edu) and submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio that best showcases your range of talent, and (3) references. Preference will be given to resumes received by March 31, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017423)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 31, 2017
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.