Senior Associate – Communications


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Application Due Date: Friday, July 23 or until position is filled.

Location: In-person position in Frankfort, KY, with option for limited remote work with approval of supervisor.

Travel: Travel may be required.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.

As an integral member of the Council’s Communications Unit, the Senior Associate will be a strong writer and work with the CPE Executive Director of Communications to carry out the content responsibilities and other duties of the Communications unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, create and edit content for press releases, websites, blogs, monthly newsletters, publications, marketing materials, video scripts and talking points.
  • Align content to key messages that support the agency’s key priorities and initiatives.
  • Manage and maintain a quarterly content calendar for the unit with key meetings, events, initiatives, release of CPE research reports and other news to share across traditional and social channels.
  • Develop and post social media content to engage and grow audiences across traditional and new media.
  • Facilitate content updates in the web content management system.
  • Manage and assist with compilation and distribution of the Council’s daily news clips of higher education stories.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a professional communication setting is required.
  • Excellent written communication and editing skills with background in AP style.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in journalism, higher education communications or related area.
  • Demonstrated strong project management and organizational skills, and able to meet deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Expertise in digital/social media, including strategies, measurement and reporting processes.
  • Proficiency in video production – script writing, collaborating/editing and engaging feedback from partners and video content sharing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Basic understanding of website functionality.
  • Ability to travel off-site as needed to cover events.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Rae Smith, Human Resource
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
100 Airport Road, Second Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601