Communications Specialist

The University Of Oklahoma Norman , OK 73071

Posted 3 months ago

As part of the University of Oklahoma's Marketing and Communications Division, the Communications Specialist supports all communications efforts, serving as a staff writer tasked with crafting messages for internal and external audiences and managing communications projects for the division. In addition, the Communications Specialist provides assistance with university marketing, media relations, events, and digital communications.

  • Helps develop and implement internal and external communications such as newsletters, news releases, university announcements, and marketing publications.

  • Writes, edits, and proofs brochures, newsletters, ads, proposals, presentations, whitepapers, and other publications while maintaining consistency with university brand standards.

  • As needed, supports OU colleges, departments, programs, and administrative offices with the creation and editing of content, including news releases, talking points, feature stories, etc.

  • Serves as content curator and assistant editor of internal news publication.

  • Develops and maintains a faculty expert list for media relations purposes.

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of earned media campaigns.

  • Measures and tracks media coverage and provide media reports as required, along with updating media contact and request lists.

  • Reviews publications submitted by colleges and departments to ensure all publications are in keeping with OU guideline and style requirements.

  • Performs research, analyze data, and assist with development and implementation of strategic initiatives for the Division's communications, marketing, and media efforts.

  • Serves as a member of the OU Norman and OUHSC emergency and crisis communications teams.

  • Assists with content creation and online posting to OU website and social media channels.

  • Monitors official University email accounts and provide timely responses.

  • Oversees interns, PEAK workers, and/or Graduate Assistants.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 36 experience in a combination of public relations, journalism, marketing, media relations


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including working with a diverse group of faculty, staff and members of the public

  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines with exceptional attention to detail skills

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and make procedural decisions and judgments


  • Valid Drivers License required for regular event support.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Standard administrative office environment and exposure, including frequent keyboarding. This position requires mobility, such as being able to move between floors or between buildings on campus. Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods. Must be able to communicate effectively.

Departmental Preferences: proficient in Adobe Suite

  • Proficient in Adobe Suite

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions:

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

  • Examples of work can be press releases, feature story or talking points.*
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