Utah State University

Public Relations Specialist I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/18/2021 6:49 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


The College of Engineering at USU invites entry-level or early-career professionals to join our communications team. The PR specialist creates editorial and promotional content that reflects the College of Engineering’s mission and reputation as a premier organization dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. This is a writing-intensive role that requires highly developed communication skills. The specialist frequently interviews faculty, researchers, and students across a range of disciplines to develop news articles and other information assets. Ideal candidates have excellent interpersonal and storytelling skills and can manage a consistent workload of writing tasks. The specialist works with guidance from the marketing director and is part of a broader communications team. This is an on-site position at the USU Logan campus with regular Monday-Friday scheduling.


• Develop media and information to publicize the College of Engineering, its departments, research centers, laboratories, and student and faculty success stories.

• Disseminate information using online tools, social media, news releases, press kits, and media pitches.

• Develop copy, photo, and video content to support web pages and online services within the College of Engineering.

• Develop content for marketing materials such as alumni magazines, annual reports, email marketing campaigns, student and faculty recruiting, and philanthropic initiatives.

• Provide marketing and communication support services for special events such as the Engineering State youth summer camp, alumni and community gatherings, annual meetings, technology expos, research seminars, and Senior Design Night.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing, public relations or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • At least one year of professional or mentored writing experience is required. Selected candidates will be asked to complete a writing evaluation.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

3. Writing Sample to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile in 'Other Documents' (1-5)


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, with excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The College of Engineering at Utah State University is a regional leader in teaching and research. We are home to the world-famous Utah Water Research Laboratory and the National Science Foundation-funded ASPIRE Engineering Research Center for sustainable electrified transportation. Each year, our college welcomes an average of 2,600 undergraduate and 375 graduate students from around the globe. The college offers six ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees and 20 graduate degree programs. In 2020, the college generated $24.7 million in research expenditures. Our award-winning faculty regularly secure competitive funding, and our students excel at national design and scholarship challenges.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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