The Student News Site of Alabama State University

The Hornet Tribune

The Student News Site of Alabama State University

The Hornet Tribune

The Student News Site of Alabama State University

The Hornet Tribune

Strategic Comm

Strategic Communications Manager Application

Media Relations Manager Application

Special Events Manager Application

Alumni Development Manager Application

Digital Newsletter Manager/Editor Application

Community Relations Manager Application

Public Affairs Specialist Application

Strategic Communications Manager:

The Strategic Communications Manager works closely with the Communications and Public Affairs team and others throughout The Hornet Tribune to support the newspaper’s external communication and outreach goals. A strong writer with sound judgment, the Strategic Communications Manager leads division initiatives under the mentorship and oversight of the Public Affairs and Communications Chief.  He or she understands and promotes The Hornet Tribune’s goals, writes high-quality content for the monthly newsletter and external outlets, and assists with daily administration of digital communication channels.  The Strategic Communications Manager 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).  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.

Media Relations Manager:

The Media Relations Manager serves as the liaison between The Hornet Tribune and local newspapers, magazines, and broad­cast news editors and reporters, and makes every effort to cultivate and manage relationships with media representatives.   He or she manages the flow of communication between The Hornet Tribune and the media as well as builds and fosters relationships with key stakeholders across traditional and online media channels.  The Media Relations Manager establishes and implements strategic communications plans; and develops, writes and/or approves messaging for press releases and pitches, talking points, social media accounts, speeches, media statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, etc. He or she is responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives.

Special Events Manager:

The Special Events Manager is tasked with researching and securing venues, planning and managing The Hornet Tribune’s events calendar, negotiating quotes and agreements with vendors, assisting with event marketing, monitoring timeframes and budgets, networking, and delivering on event brief objectives. His or her creativity, organizational skills, and vision will assist The Hornet Tribune in amplifying brand visibility, enhancing client and employee relations, and improve the newspaper’s growth through events that effectively communicate business strategy and brand personality.  Special Events Managers 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.

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