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Communications Manager

Organization: Michigan Humanities Council

Job Description: The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing all marketing and promotion functions of the Michigan Humanities Council. These functions include publicity outreach, website and social media updates, and coordination of print and digital publications. The Communications Manager works with all staff members to effectively promote each program of the Council and identifies regular opportunities to help strengthen the Council’s image across statewide audiences. In addition to these roles, the Communications Manager also serves as the database coordinator and assists in program events as needed. For more details, please visit:
Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and list of three professional references to: Rachel Condie, Administrative Assistant, The position will remain open until filled.

Contact: Rachel Condie

Date Posted: 09/29/2014

Date Expired: 10/31/2014

Assistant Professor Public Relations


Job Description: Eastern Michigan University Assistant Professor – Public Relations General Summary: The Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public relations to join the faculty in August 2015. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teaching and a passion for scholarship in public relations. We are looking for a candidate with the ability and willingness to teach undergraduate courses, including some of the following: Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, Case Studies in Public Relations, Crisis Management, Fundamentals of Social Media, Integrated Campaigns, The Public Relations Agency, Advanced Public Relations Writing, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Other responsibilities include serving as faculty advisor to EMU's PRSSA chapter; academic advising; supervising student internships; strengthening the curriculum by developing courses in additional areas of public relations; serving on numerous university committees, including a professional advisory board; conducting research and scholarship; and participating in program review and assessment. Applicants must also be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Essential Duties: Responsibilities include teaching a contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school. The successful candidate will teach a variety of public relations courses, work with faculty to continuously improve the curriculum in assigned course areas, maintain established office hours to provide one-on-one or group support for students, possibly advise and facilitate activities of the EMU PRSSA chapter, possibly supervise student internships, maintain an active agenda of service to the department and University, and conduct scholarly and/or creative activity. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. (A.B.D. considered) in communication or related areas and three years of professional experience -- or a Master’s degree with no less than eight years of professional experience in public relations -- and must demonstrate the ability to work with a highly diverse undergraduate student population. Extra consideration will be given to candidates who hold membership in or are accredited by PRSA – and who demonstrate excellence in teaching on-campus and online courses. Hiring Process: All applications must be made online at: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, names of three professional references, a letter that includes a personal statement on teaching and research philosophy, and an online professional portfolio (or web address where it might be found). Review of application materials will begin November 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Eastern Michigan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Apply Here:
Application Procedure: Apply Here:

Contact: Human Resources

Date Posted: 09/25/2014

Date Expired: 10/25/2014

Public Affairs Associate

Organization: Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Job Description: LE&A, a national PR corporate communications and investor relations firm and Michigan's only statewide firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Lansing is searching for an Associate (entry-mid level) candidate for its' Public Affairs Practice Group. The position is located in Lansing. Ideal candidates will have a degree in English, PR, Journalism, Political Science or related fields and must be able to manage a diverse workload; thrive in a team environment, yet be able to work independently; display creativity; and have a willingness to pitch regional and national media. We also require a "whatever it takes" work ethic and have a strong aversion to mediocrity. One to five years of professional experience within public affairs and/or government related experience is a plus. Additional requirements include: -A team player and self-starter with a service-oriented attitude -Solid verbal and written communication skills -Understanding of the distinctions between PR, IR, advertising and marketing -Basic understanding of public affairs, government relations, and the political landscape in Michigan -Basic knowledge of the regional media environments -Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously -Strong proficiency in online research, database management and media contact protocols -Understanding of and experience with social media -Solid understanding of media relations fundamentals- types of pres releases, media relations do's, pitching -Ability to draft high-quality written materials, including media correspondence and press releases -Ability to find the story, pitch the media and generate coverage -Support client managers on projects and serve as a back-up on client contact -Meet/exceed annual objectives set by the Manager, including billable hours, fee expectations, etc.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Kathy Barks Hoffman at


Date Posted: 09/23/2014

Date Expired: 11/30/2014