Multimedia Communications Specialist

MItchell, SD
Jan 09, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Over 130 years strong. Dakota Wesleyan University is rooted in our four values: lifelong learning, leadership development, faith exploration and genuine service to others. Let our strengths help you to grow!

Benefits include access to campus wellness program and facilities!

DWU is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of 14,000, nestled in the heart of one of the country's finest outdoor recreation areas. Mitchell is the sixth largest city in South Dakota and home to the world's only Corn Palace. The University is within an hour's drive of Sioux Falls, one of the Upper Midwest's larger statistical metropolitan areas. It is within a six-hour drive of several major metropolitan areas (Omaha, NB; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO)@10@@10@

Benefits include health, vision, dental and life insurance, access to campus wellness program and facilities, vacation, sick and holiday pay, tuition reimbursement and retirement.

DWU is looking for a master storyteller who loves to write and edit. The Multimedia Communications Specialist will be responsible for sharing the mission and success of the university and its students, faculty and staff with well-written content. This position will assist in promoting and publicizing DWU programs, activities and events through production of news releases, publications and multiple social media channels. Qualified candidates will work with internal clients in the content and production of news releases and serve as primary writer, editor and secondary photographer for university relations. The DWU marketing and communications team strives to effectively and enthusiastically promote the university's academic programs, student experience and campus happenings across multimedia channels. Successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication, ability to manage complex and detailed projects, experience with media relations or storytelling, and have a demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of DWU.

*Bachelor's degree
*Exhibit strong verbal and written communications skills.
*Experience with editing professional publications.
*Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and general PC operations.
*Experience with posting and creating content on multiple social media platforms and analytics.
*Experience with Adobe creative software, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Pro preferred but not required.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please Click Apply Today to send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references.

Dakota Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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