University Communications Specialist

Company: Florida State University


Contact Person: Amy Farnum-Patronis

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024


This position is a member of the University Communications team who works with the administration, faculty and staff to develop, coordinate and distribute positive publicity about the university through multiple formats for local, state national and international audiences. This position is responsible for maintaining policies and procedures, monitoring university media, and utilizing publishing technology to ensure communications result in positive public relations. This position maintains relationships with media and answers media requests. This position may prepare speeches, briefings or other documents for leadership. This position may be responsible for editorials, broadcasts or webcasts.


  • Produces university news releases, media advisories, feature stories and web content in AP Style.
  • Writes and edits statements and newsletters for university leadership.
  • Edits news stories developed by University Communications team members and campus communicators.
  • Performs media relations duties including processing inquiries for information, public records and interview requests from external media.
  • Updates the university’s online news website and homepage to include news, graphics, video, social media content using content management systems, social media platforms and photo editing applications.
  • Provides media relations services at university events and coordinates news conferences and photo opportunities as necessary.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with media to enhance the university’s media relations strategy.
  • Pitches university events, news items and story ideas to local, state, national and international media for publication.
  • Provides communications and media relations advice and counsel to internal FSU constituencies.


A Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and seven years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to seven years.)

How to Apply

Apply at Job ID 57174.

Job Originally Posted on: Friday, March 15, 2024