Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist
Angola, Indiana



The Communications Specialist is part of the team responsible for sharing the story of Trine University across a variety of platforms, including written and visual communication as well as social media. Communications efforts may be directed to groups including potential or current students, parents of students, alumni, Trine employees or the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist will work under the direction of the Senior Director of Content and Communications to:

  • Manage and develop creative, attention-getting content for university publications, livestreams and social media accounts, as well as
  • Manage university social media accounts and assist with management of
  • Monitor conversations on the internet and interact with the public as needed
  • Monitor trending hashtags and topics and integrate them to enhance the university’s social media presence as appropriate
  • Collaborate with other staff to develop social media campaigns to support the mission, vision and initiatives of the university
  • Expand into new social media platforms
  • Track performance of university social media accounts and content
  • Enhance the written and visual communication of the university
  • Assist in producing written and visual content for Trine magazine, email newsletters and press releases
  • Produce or direct photos and videos to enhance university publications and further the university’s livestream and visual communications
  • Other duties, as assigned as by the Senior Director of Content and Communications and the Vice President for University Marketing & Communications

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in marketing, public relations, communications or a related field


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.