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Digital Content Specialist

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Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

Position Information

Working Title Digital Content Specialist
Department Office of University Communication-0852
Requisition Number S_211039
Posting Open Date 11/09/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 11/24/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Digital Content Specialist is a key team member of the University Communication social team. They actively collaborate to create audience-focused social media content for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln accounts. This person is social media savvy, deliberate and creative and is comfortable with photography, social copywriting, while also shooting and producing short video content for current and future social media platforms.

This role is instrumental in concepting, planning, creating and sharing impactful creative content, while managing their own processes and hitting key deadlines. They collaborate across the UComm office and campus assisting in creating, curating and distributing digital content under the direction of the social media lead, helping exceed goals and objectives in the social/digital space.

They are well versed in creating platform-specific social media content and have a passion for social/digital trends, relationship building and can tell a clever story with a meme. They are involved in helping discover new stories, approaching things with a different lens and working in a fast-paced distributed team environment. They will have a hand in planning and distributing content to protect and promote the institution while managing and effectively growing a digital community. They have good judgment and can be trusted and have a keen understanding of the social space and the impact it has on protecting and promoting the institution.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Associate’s degree in English, Journalism, Advertising, PR, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Emerging Media Arts, Fine Arts, or a related discipline plus one year of experience creating platform-specific social media content in various forms (written, visual, audio, etc.) for a brand, business, or organization; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience planning content while also creating it on the go with demonstrated success. Experience must demonstrate having held a leadership role within a team, good judgment, and excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, project/content management systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Slack.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Advertising, PR, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Emerging Media Arts, Fine Arts, or related discipline. Two years of experience in planning, creating, and managing social media accounts for a brand, business, or organization with demonstrated success in planning, curating, and distributing key messages and content. Experience in creating videos for mobile and leveraging tools like After Effects or Premiere Pro.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $36,000/yr. minimum, commensurate with experience
How to Apply
Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Katie Black
kblack4@unl.edu
Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Flexibility to work nights and weekends
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Full posting here:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Digital Content Specialist (unl.edu)

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