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Job Detail: Editor and Communications Specialist

Position Summary:

Involves developing, implementing or executing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary communications program; involves work in two or more communications disciplines OR work not otherwise covered in other communications job families.

Under general direction of the executive director, incumbent serves as principal editor and communications director for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (the Center). Develops Center communications plan incorporating sustainable agriculture and food systems topics, including horticultural and agronomic techniques, and environmental and social issues as they relate to sustainable agriculture.

Independently oversees a comprehensive communications program for a unit or school with moderately complex communications requirements. The communications program usually includes written, visual, digital and electronic communications. Works with management to develop and execute organizational communication and market branding strategy. Designs and implements information campaigns.

The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations.


Position Qualifications:

Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications. Excellent publication design and production skills, using desktop publishing technology.

Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications. Knowledge of various software applications including: website (WCMS preferred), word processing, page layout, spreadsheet, illustration, graphing, presentation graphics, and data base packages.

Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and / or health sciences. Ability to develop an overall communications program, including budget development and implementation.

Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans. Ability to develop and coordinate public education programs.

Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.

Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills. Ability to edit, proofread and prepare text and graphics. Ability to write, design, and develop public information display material, including posters and exhibits, newsletters, brochures, issue papers, and other printed material.

Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally. Ability to write and edit public information material, including newsletters, press releases, program descriptions, and brochures, taking responsibility for final review and dissemination.


Preferred Qualifications:

College degree and five years of experience in the coordination and production of publications; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  


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About the job

Location Santa Cruz, California
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 17 February 2019

Job details

State CA

About the company

Company name UC Santa Cruz
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Form Company
Employees 0-10


Phone (831) 459-0111


Street 1156 High St.
City Santa Cruz
District California
Zip 95064
Country United States