The Hornet Tribune

Public Affairs Positions

The following Communications and Public Affairs positions are still open.  Click on the position and the staff application will appear for download.


Public Affairs Liaison and Communications Chief

Strategic Communications Manager

Special Events Coordinator

Digital Media Specialist

Media Relations Specialist

Public Affairs Specialist



Public Affairs Liaison and Communications Chief:

The Public Affairs Liaison and Communications Chief will lead an initial team of three and coordinate The Hornet Tribune’s overall communications strategy. Reporting to the General Manager, the Public Affairs Liaison and Communications Chief will work collaboratively with the senior leadership to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the impact of The Hornet Tribune and oversee organizational messaging and constituent services. The Public Affairs Liaison and Communications Chief will lead the strategic planning and delivery of all The Hornet Tribune’s external communications, brand profile and public affairs work. He/She will build the presence and influence of The Hornet Tribune with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Strategic Communications Manager:

The Strategic Communications Specialist is responsible for preparing senior-level correspondence in the forms of written papers, articles, and presentations. Must have an understanding of writing correspondence that is easily understood by the ASU community and public-at-large. Will prepare responses to the reporter’s Requests for Information (RFI). He/She will prepare a monthly newsletter for the staff and is responsible for preparing/proofing information that will be seen by the public. The Strategic Communications Specialist will assist the Public Affairs specialist with internal and external communications. He/She will perform other duties as assigned. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Special Events Coordinator:

The special events coordinator are responsible for every aspect of event planning. His or her duties center on planning and managing events of varying sizes and purposes. Coordinators have to understand what it takes to make sure the logistics work out, keep everything within the allocated budget and ensure that the event itself is carried out smoothly. The special events coordinator’s main duties include selecting venues, determining the cost, arranging event services and monitoring the chief’s approval.

Digital Media Specialist:

We are currently seeking a Digital Media Specialist to help us plan and optimize campaigns over a variety of digital delivery platforms. This involves ensuring that digital assets or collateral meet the individual requirements of each platform, so you must have familiarity with aspect ratios and frame rates. You will also assist with keyword analysis and generate tags so that our metadata accurately represents us in browse or search results. Applicants must be comfortable working with mainstream platforms while staying up-to-date on up-and-coming media platforms and trends.

Media Relations Specialist:

The position of Media Relations Specialist is perfect for a unique public relations professional with understanding of the programmatic advertising industry. The ideal candidate will be an excellent corporate communicator and proficient technical writer, as they will be tasked with conceptualizing media strategies and authoring all Mediavine press releases on topics from programmatic advertising to new WordPress products. Media relations specialists are experienced public relations specialists who have a broad working knowledge of televi­sion, radio, and print journalism and skills in establishing a controlled, positive image in the media for a company, person, or organization. They are also referred to as com­munications consultants. Media relations specialists serve as the liaison between the company, person, or organiza­tion they represent and newspaper, magazine, and broad­cast news editors and reporters. The number of people working in media relations and their locations falls within the same parameters as public relations specialists. There are approximately 188,000 public relations specialists employed in the United States.

Public Affairs Specialist:

Public affairs specialists are responsible for growing, shaping, and maintaining The Hornet Tribune’s reputation and brand. Public relations specialists are tasked with identifying media opportunities, maintaining existing media relations, and promoting positive public awareness of The Hornet Tribune through external communications. Public affairs specialists can work in-house. Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for The Hornet Tribune. They craft media releases and develop social media programs to shape public perception of The Hornet Tribune and increase awareness of its work and goals.


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