Public Relations Specialist 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Public Relations and Marketing
Full/Part Time:


The University Libraries’ Public Relations and Marketing office seeks a collaborative, congenial, forward-thinking professional communicator with demonstrated experience writing engaging content especially for undergraduate student audiences. Reporting to the manager of Public Relations and Marketing, this writing- and editing-intensive position promotes the Libraries’ services, resources, programs, and expertise to students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, academic peers, and the public. The ideal candidate will work proactively and supportively in a small, team-oriented, creative environment to deliver impact-driven storylines for a variety of strategic marketing initiatives. As core competencies, the position demands inquisitiveness, creativity, and excellent communication skills, particularly related to content development for social media and related multimedia platforms that appeal to current students as well as the greater Penn State community. This position also will have primary responsibility for copyediting a comprehensive online calendar of location-based and virtual events, and promoting events through a wide range of external and University channels. Applicants are asked to upload two or more writing samples, especially those highly suitable for contemporary student audiences; examples of digital photography and work demonstrating proficiency using current Adobe Creative Cloud applications also are encouraged. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, others) and basic, modern design skills are strongly encouraged. The ideal candidate will demonstrate good judgment in a fast-paced work environment, gathers energy from being part of an innovative and dynamic group and has the ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects from start to finish. Expertise in writing for the web and social media, copyediting and proofreading (Chicago and AP styles), and using Microsoft Office 365 and content management software are required.

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