A list of full-time and internship positions available for PR professionals and students is below.

Help out your fellow PR professionals and students! If you know of a public relations-related opening, please send the position description, contact information and web link OR the contact info for the recruiting organization to Sarah Coulson at scoulson@cpamerica.org.


Communications Specialist

Organization: University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Position Description: The communications specialist will serve the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and play an important role in supporting the marketing and communications efforts to promote one of America’s top 10-ranked pharmacy colleges. The College of Pharmacy has educational, research and clinical/service missions and is an integral part of the UF Health academic health center and the UF campus.

The ideal candidate will be versatile in his or her abilities and possess a strong writing background with excellent organizational and creative skills. He or she will contribute to the college’s many communications platforms that target internal and external audiences, including prospective students, current students, faculty, staff and alumni. The communications specialist will play an instrumental role in supporting digital communications, including e-newsletters, website content development and social media management. He or she will be expected to work extensively with the college’s professional and graduate programs to support student recruitment efforts.

A member of the UF Health Communications team, the communications specialist will work under the direction of the director of communications at the College of Pharmacy. He or she will work closely with the UF Health Communications team units to ensure coordination, achieve efficiency and effectiveness, avoid duplication of effort and ensure adherence to uniform standards and policies.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of relevant experience.

Click here for more information and to apply.

POSTED: May 25, 2017

POST CLOSES: June 6, 2017


Assistant Director, Communications

Organization: UF Health

Position Description: This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a cost-effective public relations strategy for the McKnight Brain Institute to raise awareness of its functions and of its value to the research community and the public. The person in this position is a strong and versatile writer and editor with excellent organizational and planning skills who will conceptualize, develop and produce content for a variety of communications materials and coordinate awareness activities and events for internal and external audiences as part of the UF Health Communications team.

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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POSTED: May 23, 2017

POST CLOSES: May 29, 2017


Writer

Organization: UF Health

Position Description: Strong and versatile science writer who translates complex scientific and medical information into compelling articles for a lay audience. The position covers activities of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, with emphasis on disseminating news releases and articles about research programs and advances. Duties include producing text, multimedia and web content and occasionally developing special reports and informational brochures as well as radio scripts for UF Health’s consumer health.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an associate degree and two years of relevant experience.

Click here for more information and to apply.

POSTED: May 23, 2017

POST CLOSES: May 29, 2017


Business Development & Marketing Director

Organization: Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.

Position Description: Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc is seeking a part-time Business Development & Marketing Professional for our Gainesville, Fla. office. Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering company. We offer the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients in a comfortable and relaxed environment

Responsibilities: The ideal candidates will have an interest and experience in managing client relationships, promoting business development, and generating marketing information while providing administrative leadership in a paperless office.

  • Liaise with clients and business partners
  • Develop and maintain new client relations
  • Develop marketing material for RFQs
  • Maintain social media & online presence
  • Analyze Market share for growth opportunity
  • Pursue RFQs in professional publications
  • Maintain client continuity through project completion
  • Provide prompt attention to client demands
  • Manage project coordinator & admin team
  • Attend professional networking events

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5 or more years of related experience in marketing/sales
  • Strong computer skills, especially related to paperless office environment
  • Provide references for past work
  • Provide evidence of past work products
  • Proficient in Power Point and Prezi
  • Proficiency and experience prioritizing multiple deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency and experience managing administrative staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to communicate technical information to clients
  • Self-directed and motived problem solver
  • Must have ability to work unsupervised and have a strong work ethic
  • Ability to be flexible in daily duties and level of responsibility
  • Impeccable organizational abilities
  • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record
  • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client need

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: info@mitchellgulledge.com

POSTED: May 12, 2017


Public Relations Specialist I

Organization: University of Florida, Warrington College of Business

Salary: $45,000-50,000

Position Description:
Develops and publishes communications for the Warrington College of Business with the alumni, prospective students, peer groups, employers and recruiters, community organizations and media.

Public Relations Coordinator will work with faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, and media contacts to generate press releases and other news stories hosted on our college news website and/or external media sources. Responsible for a majority of external facing communication involving rankings, faculty research, college strategic initiatives, and events.

Position will work closely with the Editorial Manager to develop and implement communications. The Public Relations Coordinator will provide guidance for other content contributors covering PR for digital, print, and social channels that help further the mission and messaging of the Warrington College of Business.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 50 percent act as primary writer for public relation materials.  This includes press releases, statements, and other communication pieces. Will utilize tools, relationships, and channels to promote communications that better the reputation and understanding of the Warrington College of Business.
  • 20 percent communicates with external vendors, UF communications community members, media relation contacts, and other sources to position Warrington stories and happenings in the news. Assists in providing a positive brand image to the general public and our primary audiences.
  • 20 percent aides Editorial Manager and Associate Director of Marketing and Communication Services with strategic planning that advances our reputation covering faculty research interests and expertise, peer assessment, rankings, alumni engagement, and other factors critical to the success of Warrington.
  • 10 percent edits and publishes publications, articles, stories, and other communication pieces as assigned by the Editorial Manager. This could be in support of marketing collateral and public relations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with writing press releases, statements, and other public relation communications.
  • Experience with working with communication staff including designers, writers, photographers, and other creative positions.
  • Experience in higher education, business schools, university-level communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with writing for print, web, and social channels.
  • Ability to guide and instruct staff with communication best practices.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references at: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502262/public-relations-specialist-i

POSTED: May 10, 2017

POST CLOSES: May 23, 2017


Social Media Coordinator

Organization: UF Health Web Services

Position Description: Telling stories of our doctors, their patients, and out researchers and staff – that’s at the heart of this position. The social media coordinator is responsible for telling the UF Health story on multiple platforms and in measuring and reporting those successes We’re looking for person with at least 4 years experience in managing online communities and with design and video skills.

Responsibilities: As part of the UF Health Web Services team, the Social Media Coordinator plans, produces and posts content for the flagship UF Health social media platforms and the ufhealth.org blog. Contributes to UF Health social strategy, campaign development, and develops tactics for social media managers to meet institutional goals. Trains and consults with UF Health communicators on social media best practices and emerging opportunities. Provides reports and analysis on social media effectiveness and sentiment and makes recommendations on iterative improvements in messaging.

Requirements: Requires bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or related area and a minimum of two to three years of direct experience coordinating communications and public relations initiatives, with at least two years of experience in managing a social media platform, writing and editing for the web, and managing web content. Experience with video production preferred. Must have strong writing, editing and communications skills, knowledge of marketing communications and public relations within a diverse organization, strong organizational and planning skills, familiarity with Associated Press style, and the ability to work well with physicians, corporate executives, health care professionals and the general public.

Apply: For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

POSTED: April 20, 2017


Communications Specialist

Organization: United Way of North Central Florida

Position Description: This position supports and works at the direction of the Senior Manager of Communications, providing enhanced marketing, communications, event logistics and social media to UWNCFL and its key divisions of Impact, Development, and Education. The Communications Specialist will place major emphasis on maintaining and monitoring the agency’s communications arsenal as well as providing logistical support for the organization across all areas of communications, marketing and social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Social Media: Update social media platforms currently used by the organization (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.). Develop campaigns for special days such as Giving Tuesday and The Amazing Give. Work with Development to arrange Small Business Spotlights for social media.
  • Website Management: Manage website updates, keeping all information current and accessible; write content and compile digital photos for use on website
  • Agency Newsletters:  Assist in the creation, editing and publication of agency’s newsletters including electronic communications currently utilized by the organization; manage newsletter production process, communicating with key vendors to coordinate the mailing of and electronic posting of e-newsletter on website; E-newsletters through Constant Contact; maintain an up-to-date list with the assistance of  Database Manager which includes posting link to e-newsletter on website
  • Media/Messaging: Assist in the logistics of all earned media opportunities, including writing, editing and publishing press releases to media contacts after the approval of CEO has been received.
  • Events: Manage and coordinate event logistics for key donor events throughout the year, including the planning, execution and “day of” needs per event (i.e. A/V, vendor requests, floor plan, decoration, etc.); create, distribute and review event plan with staff; manage all Development campaign-related events, Affinity Group events, and Community Impact Initiatives events; create invitations and coordinate mailing process or Eventbrite invites for all areas of Development and CI.
  • Workplace Campaign: Prepare and order materials for campaign. Work with agency vendors to create campaign video and distribution    
  • Marketing Materials: Manage logistics and purchasing of marketing materials to include ordering, design, proofing and manage mailings;  assist in creation of sponsorship materials; create and monitor Facebook and Google adds, flyers, digital images, billboard, PSA’s and any other marketing collateral

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of two years related industry experience and/or externships, broad exposure to electronic communications, working with social media and or/equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least two to three years of experience in marketing or communications at a nonprofit organization is preferred, but not required.

Proficient user of Internet Explorer, Excel, PowerPoint Outlook and Social Media platforms to know include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and organizational website. Knowledge of Adobe Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) desired.

Strong oral and written communication skills, customer relations skills, creative problem-solving skills, good judgment. Strong organizational and group leadership skills.  Ability to write content for publication across agencies that confirm to prescribed style and format.

Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to Amy Azoulay at aazoulay@unitedwayncfl.org.

POSTED: March 1, 2017


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