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Communications Assistant

  • Part Time
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Salary: $11/hr
  • Minimum Education Required: N/A
  • Minimum Experience Required: 0-3 Years

Website UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences

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Position Summary:

The School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences is seeking an assistant to work with our Communications Specialist. We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented student to assist with telling the stories of our school, faculty, staff, and students. Previous experience with social media account management and media content creation is preferred, but applicants without professional experience are welcome to apply. This position will be at UF’s main campus at Newins-Ziegler Hall. Applicants are expected to work at least 10-15 hours per week. The work schedule is negotiable with the supervisor but must be within normal business hours.

Responsibilities might include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing graphics and creating content for social media and other publications
  • Assisting with social media planning and management of social media accounts
  • Writing and editing social media posts, blogs, and newsletters.
  • Making minor text and image updates to our website via WordPress
  • Assisting with shooting/filming/editing video, photo and audio projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style and grammar.
  • Familiarity with Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok account management.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign) and Canva.
  • Experience with cameras and editing video or audio.
  • Interest in science communication and media.
  • Pursuing a degree in Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations. OR is interested in media/communications as a career.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to occasionally work outdoors in somewhat strenuous conditions (working in heavily wooded areas, high temperatures/humidity).

Application Instructions:
To be considered, you must upload a cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio or samples of your work­­­­. If possible, please include graphic design and writing examples. Video or audio samples are encouraged, but not required. Social media post examples are also encouraged, but not required. A list of references is highly encouraged, but not required.

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Listing Expires: July 16, 2022
Major(s): Advertising, Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology, Public Relations