Marketing Communications Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7111492 (Ref.No. ta221968)
Posted: September 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Title- Marketing Communications Specialist 
Team- IT Stakeholder Engagement

At OU IT, you will be a part of an organization that recognizes and rewards the contributions of its employees. OU IT fosters a dynamic work environment and offers a wide range of career opportunities. As part of a higher education institution, OU IT embraces the mission of the University and reflects the diversity of the community we serve. 

The Digital Content Specialist helps the University of Oklahoma’s Information Technology department communicate critical technology information to stakeholders across the Norman, Health Sciences Center, and Tulsa campuses. This position will create written and multimedia content and promote digital communication channels, including social media, websites, and email communications, to help OU IT:

  • Maximize return on technology investments
  • Improve user support and technology proficiency
  • Communicate and reduce impacts of technology change
  • Respond to cybersecurity risks


  • Produce, edit, and share engaging digital content (including social media posts, news and feature stories, website and email copy, video, and photography)
  • Assist with management of OU IT’s primary social media channels (including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, web sites, and blogs), posting content, responding to inquiries, and monitoring feedback
  • Repackage and repurpose content so that it performs most effectively on various platforms
  • Use and develop skills in a variety of tools and applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite and the university’s website content management system
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share content produced by others
  • Contribute to planning for specific communication initiatives and overall content marketing strategy
  • Partnering with an internal team to build out a social media calendar and conceptualize monthly content to reflect IT Stakeholder Engagement objectives, programs, and stories

Do these things interest you?  

Marketing, communication, social media, marketing strategy, Adobe and more

**The position will be located in Norman with a flexible and/or remote option possible for experienced candidates.**


Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelors degree Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications, or related field.
Equivalency/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelors degree.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills       
  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information    
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)   
  • Editing, proofreading and composition skills  
  • Organized and ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives     
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, communicate and see including color, depth perception and clarity.
  • Standard office environment.  Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, or related field
  • Looking for recent or upcoming graduate 
  • Strong writing skills, a solid understanding of what makes for an engaging story, and the drive to learn and grow in the position
  • Familiarity with digital marketing platforms, preferably documented experience managing social media on behalf of an organization, business, department, etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite Internship experience 
  • Previous work history in Higher Education and/or information technology (including student employment)

Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.