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Broadcast Communications Specialist


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Ole Miss Sports Productions (10419767)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position coordinates the creation, development, management, and implementation of a communications effort that uses television, radio, and “new media” technologies to disseminate and place information pertaining to the University among the broadcast media and other target audiences to raise public awareness of, understanding of, and appreciation for the University of Mississippi. The incumbent coordinates marketing communication efforts through the use of broadcast media and new media technology, produces video clips, television and radio news stories to generate positive attention for the University and interfaces with media representatives, administrators, faculty and staff.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops and produces news and feature stories reflecting academic, research, and service programs of the University, including shooting video, writing and voicing scripts, conducting interviews, and editing video.
  • Conducts production research and develops scripts, narratives, and background information for prospective radio, television, CD, and other productions.
  • Serves as a liaison between the University and broadcast media representatives to provide information regarding available programs and upcoming events.
  • Establishes additional markets for University releases by answering telephone inquiries, escorting media when on campus, and coordinating interviews with faculty members.
  • Assists and provides guidance to members of the University faculty and staff in developing formats for educational and public service programs.
  • Arranges interviews in appropriate settings for stories and produces voice scripts for University-produced releases and projects.
  • Writes, edits, and voices radio and television public service announcements and places them in the broadcast media.
  • Produces and arranges technical aspects of video programs; collaborates with University radio and television production personnel in developing, producing, editing, and marketing University-related media programs.
  • Ensure all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Coordinates marketing communication efforts through the use of broadcast media and new media technology.
  2. Produces video clips, television and radio news stories to generate positive attention for the University.
  3. Interfaces with media representatives, administrators, faculty and staff.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Broadcast Journalism or a related field.



Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi