Marketing Communications Specialist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Full/Part Time:


Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences seeks a self-motivated content creator to write marketing copy, recruitment materials, and digital collateral, including display ads, paid searches, landing pages, videos, and more. Our primary goal is to align our marketing communications with our brand messaging and content strategy and to partner with other key stakeholders throughout the University to ensure cohesion and collaboration. The successful candidate will collaborate with designers and marketing strategists to produce relevant content that meets the needs of the college’s various departments, programs, and units; translate creative direction and copy points from creative briefs into compelling copy and concepts, write in multiple styles while being versatile enough to cover various communications channels (email, digital media, social, video, etc.); and contribute to developing messaging and planning campaigns for communications initiatives. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor's degree in marketing, English, or communications is preferred. Experience with content creation and content marketing as well as strong copy editing and proofreading skills are essential. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills and the ability to manage concurrent projects.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088