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Marketing & Event Specialist

06 Apr, 2022
Position Number76240
Type of RecruitmentExternal
Position SummaryWorks collaboratively with the Marketing Manager and others to market and promote WCMU Public Media, Central and Northern Michigan’s PBS, and NPR Station. Coordinates marketing, promotion, events, and public relations activities. Assists in developing community relationships.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree preferably in marketing, public relations, communications, events management or related field; or equivalent work experience.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with various constituencies.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Self-motivated team player with the ability to inspire trust and confidence with colleagues and the public.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Demonstrated ability to project a positive image.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications
Marketing, promotion, events, and/or public relations experience in a broadcast, new media, agency, or firm environment.
Demonstrated ability to act independently in the creation and implementation of new program concepts.
Familiarity with, and an understanding of, the mission of public media.
Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud, Constant Contact, Canva, and Google productivity apps.
Experience in social media management.
Duties & Responsibilities
Receives direction from and works collaboratively with Marketing Manager to create and promote WCMU TV and Radio, community events including program screenings, PBS character appearances, fund-raising activities, and others to be determined.
Assists in the development of students to implement station marketing, promotion, and public relations activities.
Assists in the production of station e-newsletters.
Assists in the preparation and dissemination of station press releases.
Assists in creating digital content media for web and social media platforms.
Acts as an on-air host for local fundraising efforts.
Supervision ExercisedNone.
Message to ApplicantsYou must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

The position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, April 17, 2022.  

Employee GroupPublic Broadcasting - Salary
Staff Pay Level2
Pay Range$36,500 - $46,500
DivisionGovernment and External Relations
DepartmentPublic Broadcasting
Position StatusRegular
Position End Date
Employment StatusFull-Time
Position Type12 month
Weekly Work ScheduleM-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; evenings & weekends as required.
LocationMount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMUCentral Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science, and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology, and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling, and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state, and national norms.
CMU Leadership StandardsCentral Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act like family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated, and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.
EEO StatementCMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here.CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

Bovee University Center, suite 306

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Posting Ends
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Dispatcher
    • Medical Faculty
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO, or Faculty
    • Police
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Sergeant
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University requires every employee to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and wear a face mask where required by CMU's COVID-19 policies. Do you agree to comply with these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in marketing, public relations, communications, events management, or related field; or equivalent work experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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