The Alumni Association is hiring!
Assistant Director for Alumni Communications
and Editor of EC Alumni Magazine
Public Communications Specialist – Advanced (Position #912252)
The Division of University Advancement is the major alumni engagement and fund-raising arm of the University. All of its activities are designed to generate support for East Carolina University, whether that support takes the form of simple goodwill or is a major financial commitment that takes years to bring to fruition. The East Carolina Alumni Association exists to inform, involve, and serve members of the ECU family throughout their lifelong relationship with the University.
Reporting to the Vice President for Alumni Membership & Marketing, the Assistant Director for Alumni Communications is responsible for ensuring a consistent message across Alumni Association communication and marketing efforts, to include:
Writing: Responsible for the content of all Alumni Association communication pieces. These communication pieces are primarily designed to promote the Alumni Association and its services to its constituency and attract alumni participation in events. They include, but are not limited to, magazine features; annual report copy; press releases; event invitations; scripts for events, robocalls, commercials, and videos; biographies; membership appeals; and general external correspondence. This person serves as Editor of EC Alumni magazine.
Online Communication: Responsible for the writing, coordination, and design of the Alumni Association’s monthly e-newsletter ECUpdate.
Public Relations and Marketing: Position is responsible for various public relations and marketing activities including research and interviews for our radio show A Pirate’s Life for Me!, managing relationships with local media outlets and assisting the University Videographer with production of various video projects.
- Superb writing and editing skills, with the ability to frame and shape copy into engaging stories ranging from the full-length narrative feature story to a short news piece.
- Excellent instincts for how to conceptualize and package content into a variety of formats.
- Experience with the development and production of a magazine.
- A working knowledge of editorial style, both AP and Chicago.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build a favorable rapport with interview subjects.
- Demonstrated experience with web-based technology and content management systems.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with online social media and e-communication is a plus.
- Flexibility and the capacity to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Organizational skills and attention-to-detail are a must.
Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing, public relations or a related field of study with a minimum of three years experience in a professional communication environment. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with East Carolina’s history, understand the Advancement discipline and how it fits within the university structure, and have worked in a University setting. Applicants are required to submit three (3) writing samples that demonstrate a strong writing ability, preferably in writing news/magazine features. Occasional night and weekend work is required.