Communications Specialist– Montana State University

Bozeman, MT • Full-Time • Masters Degree Preferred


The Communications Specialist holds a key position within University Communications in promoting public awareness of MSU’s accomplishments and endeavors. Strong writing and editing skills as well as managing and publishing to the Web are essential skills.


Under the supervision of the MSU news director, this position will function as a writer and editor responsible for researching, writing, coordinating and editing copy to be used for media releases, publications, marketing materials and the Web. The position will assist with other projects and duties as delegated and help with emergency communications as needed.

  • Function as a writer and editor responsible for researching, interviewing, writing, coordinating and editing copy on a broad range of topics to be used for media releases, publications, briefing and marketing materials, the Web and other purposes.

  • Update university web pages through MSU’s content management system.

  • Coordinate and work with all the University Communications units to achieve communications goals.

  • This position will coordinate and work with all the University Communications units, primarily, but not exclusively news, web, marketing and creative services, and video and photography.

  • Assist University Communications directors with other projects and duties as assigned, potentially including but not limited to photography, event support, newsletters, annual reports and oversight of branded materials.

  • Attend regular campus-wide meetings for communications associates.

  • Manage social media accounts.

  • Manage and oversee annual print publications.

  • Assist with emergency communications as needed.

Screening of applications will begin on June 6, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


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