Assistant Communications Specialist
Work Location: Communications Department, LSU AgCenter, Acadia parish (or other Southwest Region office.)
Job Description: The LSU AgCenter is seeking a talented, highly organized, deadline-driven communicator with a varied skill set to join the organization’s Communications team covering the southwest region of the state with an emphasis on promoting rice research and extension efforts of the LSU AgCenter.
This position’s primary function is to use communications methods to share AgCenter information from the southwest region to various audiences. This position will be part of the LSU AgCenter Communications Department, which serves research, extension, teaching and international programs for the LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture.
The preferred candidate will possess strong writing and editing skills with experience in Associated Press Style and be able to contribute high quality photographs to the AgCenter’s news efforts, manage and maintain webpages, and have some knowledge of video production. Specific responsibilities include:
In-state travel and flexible scheduling outside of traditional office hours are required. May be required to use own vehicle for work travel but will be reimbursed for mileage.
Qualification Requirements: Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing or communications. Other closely related degrees may be accepted if combined with a minimum of four years of professional level experience directly related to this position. Master's degree in public relations, marketing or communications is preferred.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, and an employee assistance program. Possibility of educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework towards a master’s or Ph.D. degree at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, including a statement of professional interest and goals, university transcripts and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
LSU AgCenter Communications Director
141 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, La 70803