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Instructor - Ag Communications and Journalism
Kansas State University

The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education is seeking a 9-month Instructor. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in communications education as part of the agricultural communications and journalism curriculum.
 
The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in communications as part of the agricultural communications and journalism curriculum.
  • Coordinate student recruitment and advise undergraduate students majoring in agricultural communications and journalism.
  • Assist in implementation of new courses and appropriate technology into the program’s curriculum.
  • Plan and oversee student field trips and accompany students to regional and national conferences/meetings.
  • Advise program related student organization(s).
Click here for a complete job description and to apply. Job #501141. Screening of applications begins May 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Digital Media Specialist
University of Maryland

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) invites applications for this 12-month, renewable, digital media specialist position, to work in the SARE Outreach office located in College Park, Md. SARE is a program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and operates under a cooperative agreement with the University of Maryland at College Park.
SARE Outreach is the national communications arm of SARE. SARE Outreach’s primary objective is to translate the results of SARE-funded projects into practical, how-to information for diverse agricultural audiences, including farmers, Extension educators and researchers. Therefore, through the activities described below, the digital media specialist will help develop multimedia products to reach various target audiences with this information.

The coordinator serves as the program’s digital communications specialist, responsible for creating engaging, informative content using combinations of text, still photographs, video, audio, graphics and interactivity. This person works with staff to identify appropriate subjects and develop key messages according to program objectives, and coordinates with contracted vendors to create, promote, and distribute multimedia and print assets as needed. This person is an important member of the SARE communications team who uses their knowledge of agriculture and digital media to make significant contributions to overall communications planning.

(S)he is the primary website team member, including guiding the overall online strategy, managing content on the website, developing new functionality, implementing search engine optimization projects and using analytics to inform online strategies. S/he helps to develop the program’s digital communications and outreach efforts, including advising staff on social media strategies and analyzing the results of social media efforts.

Click here for a complete job description and to apply. Position #122912, closing date April 28, 2017.

Assistant Director of Communications
University of Maryland

As Assistant Director for AGNR’s Communications Office, he/she will support strategic initiatives related to public relations, social media and various areas of communications. This position will work closely with AGNR’s liaison in University Communications, helping to increase exposure for the college’s programs, research and international impact.

For a complete job description and to apply, click here. Position Number: 122878. Closing Date:  April 29, 2017

Multimedia Specialist
University of Georgia

The Multimedia Specialist develops multimedia projects for communications/marketing campaigns from
conception to completion, including pre-production, production, post-production and archiving. This person must
have proven experience with digital photography, videography, animation, sound and digital graphics. This person
will work as a member of the Office of Communications and Creative Services (OCCS) team to produce high-quality
assets that best represent the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and
consistently meet high visual standards on social media, web and other digital media platforms.

Click here for more information and to apply. Posting number 20170561. Posting date 3/27/17, position open until filled.

Research Communications Specialist
Fort Valley State University

Reporting to the Assistant Extension Administrator for Agricultural Communications, Conferencing and Technology, this is a professional, full-time staff position primarily responsible for providing communicating the impacts of research conducted by the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology to federal and state partners and stakeholders.

Click here for a complete job description and to apply. Closing date May 5, 2017.

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