Communications Specialist II – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

College Station, TX • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required

The Communications Specialist II, under general supervision, will coordinate with the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) communications team to write and edit informative, nuanced and compelling journalistic articles about a range of Texas water issues for TWRI’s magazine and website. The communications specialist will also edit and help produce technical reports, fact sheets and other communications deliverables related to TWRI’s research and education projects across the state.

Job Responsibilities

- Pitch, conduct interviews, write and edit stories for txH2O magazine and TWRI website in accordance with journalistic standards.

- Edit, review and schedule academic journal articles, technical reports, news releases, web content and other communications deliverables.

- Write social media content, news releases, update TWRI website and develop occasional graphic materials.

- Evaluate communications efforts’ reach and impact, including web and social media metrics, number of articles, presentations and events, and other information need for institute reporting.

- Explore and develop, as appropriate or needed, other communications tools, such as story maps and graphics.

- Maintain working relationship with other Texas A&M University departments, Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications and other organizations and outlets as appropriate or needed.

- Assist with preparing and coordinating publications for printer.

- Assist communications team with planning, scheduling and tracking communications deliverables and deadlines.

- Assists in planning, implementing and promoting special events and programs. - Other duties as assigned.

Please submit three to five writing samples (attachments and/or web links) and any other appropriate samples, i.e., photography, graphic design, videos, etc., as it might relate to this job description.

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