Communications Coordinator, Public Relations

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September 24, 2020


The Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating original content to be distributed through a variety of outlets.  Primary duties include producing the weekly campus newsletter, contributing to social media content, sending press releases and overseeing publication of the University alumni magazine.  The anticipated start date is January 4, 2021.


  • Create original content for the University newsletter, magazine and website;
  • Coordinate the production of the weekly online newsletter;
  • Assist the social media team with content and best practices;
  • Coordinate the production of the Truman Review alumni magazine;
  • Proofread and edit content created by the Public Relations Office;
  • Monitor University social media accounts and media coverage;
  • Assist campus departments and offices with content creation and editing;
  • Send University press releases and serve as a media liaison;
  • Work with the communications team during crisis situations;
  • Assist with video production when necessary;
  • Assist with some webpage editing and content management;
  • Post to the University master calendar and TruView slideshow;
  • Process online data requests for student information
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, English or a related field prior to start date.  Applicants should also have a strong background in writing and editing. 

Preferred qualifications include familiarity with AP Style and experience with InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress, as well as a working knowledge of major social media platforms and best practices for use.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, application, two writing samples and contact information for three references online at or by mail to:

Human Resources
Truman State University
McClain Hall 101
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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