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Information Specialist (Social Media Editor)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Information Specialist (Social Media Editor)
Department TV Production Services (3104)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Information Specialist (Internal AZPM Title: Social Media Editor) will assist in the posting of social media content for Arizona Public Media (AZPM) television and radio programming, AZPM events, and other needs as they arise. The Social Media Editor will work closely with the AZPM Marketing Specialist and Promotion Coordinator, as well as members of the newsroom and production teams. The Social Media Editor will also stay abreast of social media best practices and work with the Director of Marketing & Communications and other members of the digital marketing team to grow AZPM’s social media footprint across a variety of social media platforms.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employees obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in creating social media content for AZPM programming and events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms as needed.
  • Works with NPR 89.1 news, Metro Week, Arizona Week, Arizona Illustrated, and Arizona Spotlight to create posts to engage audiences on various social media platforms.
  • Works with the Director of Marketing & Communications, Marketing Specialist, Promotion Coordinator, and others as assigned to develop and execute AZPM’s social media strategy.
  • Must be available to work and post from AZPM events.
  • Tracks social media engagement and creates engagement reports.
  • In addition to written posts and photo posts, will also be expected to occasionally create infographic posts and video posts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of social media best practices.
  • Possesses Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possesses sound editorial judgment.
  • Works well individually and in a team format.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress atmosphere and perform duties under deadlines.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be able to meet deadlines, have strong attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field AND two years of public information writing experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible public information writing experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with social media management tools (e.g., Hootsuite).
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24033
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Gene Robinson
Director, Marketing & Communications
Arizona Public Media
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Open Date 09/25/2017
Review Start Date 10/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field AND two years of public information writing experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible public information writing experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents