Social Media Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Wilkes - Barre
Strategic Communications


Strategic Communications is seeking applications from Penn State Wilkes-Barre students for a Social Media Assistant Position. Applicants should be majoring in Communications Arts and Sciences, Professional Writing, Business, or a related field and should have previous experience creating content for social media platforms including Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. They will be expected to develop effective strategies for enhancing engagement via social media with considerations for target audiences. Skill in photography is required and experience with video creation and editing preferred. Duties will include creating, curating and posting social media messaging and providing general assistance with social media campaigns. Work will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, based on the student`s availability and office needs. In addition, some assignments will be on nights and weekends as special events on campus demand. This employee will work approximately five hours per week in the summer and five to 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semester. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, creativity, excellent judgment, and willingness to learn and work as a team member. Reliability and punctuality with regard to scheduled hours is critical. To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample with your application. This is a paid position at $9.50 per hour.

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