Media/Public Information Specialist
University of Alaska - Sitka, AK

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  • F = UAF
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University of Alaska Southeast


Juneau/Southeast Region

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Customer Service Internet and Web Design Marketing/Outreach/Public Relations Graphic Arts and Design

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$19.70/hour, advance placement available depending on experience

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Job Posting Summary

Maintain campus web pages: work with staff, faculty and key administrative groups in support of web updates and development. Plan and design a broad range of graphic design projects. Write various forms of print media. Lead campus efforts in planning, designing and implementing marketing plan to a variety of audiences. Serve as a key resource in lending incidental assistance and training in support of campus operations.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Proficiency with web software and graphic design, desktop publishing/layout design, and photo editing. Clear and accurate writing, editing, and proofreading skills relevant to position. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field and one year relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Demonstrated experience in effectively prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously in meeting project deadlines.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Ability to exercise sound judgment, to analyze situations and make decisions. Ability to multi-task in a timely manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work successfully as a member of a team. Ability to take the initiative, maintain a positive outlook, and follow-through on projects.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following documents are required: 1) COVER LETTER: provide a brief summary of your qualifications as they pertain to this job posting. 2) RESUME: be specific in your details and include dates of employment for each employer listed with a brief description of your duties, as well as qualifications and educational history. 3) ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION: As Supplemental Documentation, please provide copies of documents or list web sites you have produced to highlight your skills as they pertain to this position. 4) REFERENCES: provide a list of three professional references, include at least one recent supervisor, with telephone numbers and email addresses for each. Indicate if the reference is a current supervisor, former supervisor, or co-worker. 5) TRANSCRIPTS: copies of unofficial transcripts/certificates must be provided at time of application in order to be considered for this position. Official transcripts are required at time of job offer. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded in the selection process. For assistance with the application process or for information regarding this position call Nicole Rogers, Human Resources at UAS Sitka Campus, at 907-747-7706 or e-mail at

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Maintain active web pages and create new web pages as needed through continual contact with staff, faculty, and key administrative groups. Represent the Sitka Campus through participation on regional committees in support of web updates and development.

Plan and design a broad range of finished graphic design projects utilizing a variety of design and presentation software packages and layout/print techniques. Write media copy, produce camera-ready ads, coordinate reproduction and distribution, and write and distribute news releases. Communicate effectively with staff and faculty to help plan, conceptualize and complete projects.

Work with key administrative staff to plan, design and implement the campus marketing plan. Schedule regular meetings to gather information, assess strategies and set goals. Communicate information that is consistent with the campus marketing strategy to a variety of audiences.

Lend incidental assistance and training in support of all campus operations, willingly share information, provide feedback and encouragement in a manner that maintains a positive and supportive academic atmosphere throughout all aspects of responsibilities/duties.

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