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16 Nov, 2021

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

  1. You must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. 
  2. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
  3. The position will remain open until filled.
  4. 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 Wednesday, November 24, 2021. 

 Central 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 19,500 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.

Position Number78110
Type of RecruitmentExternal
Position SummaryWorks collaboratively with Development, Outreach/Engagement, Production, and Web to lead the execution of marketing programs from start to finish, leveraging internal support and driving collaboration. Plans and directs marketing, promotion, and public relations activities to enhance the external image of the station. Assists in developing community relationships.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree preferably in public relations, broadcasting, marketing, communication or related field. 
Five years of professional work experience in marketing and/or media environments. 
Possess critical thinking, analytical, and creative talent to develop a concept, idea, or content into a strong visual presentation that maximizes marketing effectiveness. 
Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong editing, grammar, and proofreading skills. 
Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously. 
Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns. 
Strong project management, multitasking, organizational, and decision-making skills. 
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with various constituencies. 
Metrics-driven marketing mind with an eye for creativity. 
Self-motivated team player with the ability to inspire trust and confidence with colleagues and the public. 
Proficiency with online marketing and social media strategy and management. 
Ability and willingness to travel. 
Ability and willingness to work 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, and public relations experience in a broadcast and new media environment. 
Experience on-camera television and/or other media. 
Experience serving as a host during on-air pledge periods. 
Familiarity with, and an understanding of, the mission of public media. 
Supervisory experience.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provides leadership for all aspects of the station’s multifaceted internal and external communications strategies to engage the public through traditional and non-traditional marketing channels, digital communications, media relations, social media, publications, and promotional strategies, including but not limited to: News releases and media relations; Internal communications; Social media; Web and multimedia. 
Directs the activities of the media coordinator, and various marketing and public relations student employees. 
Establishes positioning, identifies target audiences and builds marketing programs to support specific marketing objectives across different channels and segments in support of our overall strategic marketing plan. 
Leads the conception and design of the station’s digital footprint (web, e-newsletter, and social media presence) – including producing content media for the platforms as needed. 
Manages the production and development or acquisition of new assets (photo, video, illustration) for station platforms. 
Conceptualizes and executes multi-channel marketing campaigns, ensuring the alignment of communications and messaging across all channels. 
Manages processes for regular content review of key pages and ensures all pages are reviewed on a regular schedule. 
Works collaboratively with Development, Outreach/Engagement, Production, and Web to create and promote community events including program screenings, PBS character appearances, fund-raising activities, and others to be determined. 
Organizes and collects content from station departments, including outreach and consultation with radio and television to develop content. 
Prepares and disseminates all station press releases. 
Acts as an on-air host for local fundraising efforts as needed. 
Represents the station’s mission, vision, and values at official functions on campus and within the community.
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 Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  

Employee GroupPublic Broadcasting - Salary
Staff Pay Level5
Pay Range$45,000 - $65,000
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.
At Will?No
LocationMount Pleasant, MI
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 
 If 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 vacancy?
    • CMU Website
    • Other website
    • Newspaper
    • Word of Mouth
  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. * Supervisors are expected to support the Leadership Standards of Central Michigan University and foster a culture that inspires excellence. Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position and click “Yes” if you understand and support the culture that is important to CMU.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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. Do you agree to comply with this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree preferably in public relations, broadcasting, marketing, communication, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have at least 5 years' professional work experience in the marketing and/or media environment?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

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