Communications Associate Job at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

  • NC State University
  • Raleigh, NC

Job Description

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at NC State University is seeking a Communications Associate to enhance our internal and external communications. This junior-level role supports our efforts to effectively market our faculty, students, and research.
This individual will work alongside the Communications Manager, Marketing Communications Specialist, and key external stakeholders, gaining advanced experience in marketing, science communications, and public relations amid a respected and growing MarComm unit.

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Raleigh, NC


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Communications Associate

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday , 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Other Work/Responsibilities:

  • Content Creation: Write compelling and clear prose on technical topics, research reports, and student experiences/activities. Assist in video and photo production to enhance storytelling whenever appropriate.
  • Social Media Contribution: Assist in contributing to ECE’s social media channels, including LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and X.
  • Email Newsletters: Support the creation and distribution of newsletters to both internal and external audiences.
  • Event Promotion: Aid in promoting events and activities within the department.
  • Web Content: Assist in basic support for ECE and research-related websites utilizing WordPress.
  • Publication and Donor Support: Contribute original content for the Spotlight Magazine and support alumni communications, particularly around NC State’s Day of Giving.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Marketing Communications Specialist to produce web content, printed materials, and other recruitment and marketing collateral (e.g., posters, flyers, kiosks).
Minimum Experience/Education:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in a closely related field that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong written communication skills, especially in technical writing and storytelling.
  • Basic understanding of social media platforms and content creation.
  • Ability to write engaging content on technical subjects.
  • Good instinct for visual presentation of material.
Department Required Skills:

  • Experience with graphic design or multimedia tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud products..
  • Familiarity with DSLR or mirrorless cameras in photography or videography.
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS.
  • Knowledge of higher education or technical fields is a plus.
  • Careful attention to detail and ability to collaborate effectively.
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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:

$ 22.00- $ 24.49

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or .

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Temporary work, Monday to Friday,

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