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Senior Publications Specialist

Under general supervision, develops and prepares professional level content for university publications, both in print and digital. Serves as a brand ambassador to provide quality assurance of the MSU Texas graphics and graphics identity. Leads and supports work that helps the university reach its recruiting and development goals and builds advocacy for the university


Under the supervision of the Director for Marketing & Public Information and in coordination with the Assistant Director of Marketing, the Senior Publications Specialist: Conceives, organizes, and designs elements for a variety of publications (print and digital) to include collaborating with internal clients to identify design products needed. Includes the creation of flyers, posters, postcards, and brochures. Distributes and provides quality assurance of MSU Texas graphics and graphics identity, and any designed printed, graphic, or visual work. Aids campus departments with design, graphics, photo usage, commercial printing, software and hardware related graphics work. Creates and coordinates advertising with attention to deadlines. Places advertising as directed. Possesses basic knowledge of cameras and photography. Serves a resource to aid departments working with outside/commercial vendors for print publications by helping to determine pricing and prepress procedures. Serves as a primary point of contact in the Office of Marketing & Public Information for general information regarding the university. Maintains the content and design elements for the university calendar available on, as well as maintains the webpages for the Office of Marketing & Public Information. Serves as a graphics designer and copy editor for Sunwatcher Magazine. Creates and coordinates university-wide messages and content for the TV2 and digital monitors across campus. Assigns, assists and trains student interns and workers in the usage of software for marketing projects and the university website calendar. Writes and edits marketing copy for various areas of campus to be used in various media. Assists the Director of Marketing & Public Information with review, editing, and distribution of messages through the university’s postmaster system. Assists the Assistant Director of Marketing with approval of designs and images through the university’s licensing program. Serves as the primary contact for licensing in the absence of the Assistant Director. Attends training, seminars, and other meetings, as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Condition

Experience of more than 5-7 years in a related field. Experience in prepress workflow and creating files for printing is required. Documented portfolio of design work produced.


Possesses excellent editing and proofreading skills; Possesses excellent public relations skills; Ability to write professional accurate copy for various purposes, such as internal and external communication, and marketing materials; Knowledge of fundamental marketing techniques; Knowledge of various forms of presentation, including artwork, graphic design, photography, and written content. Ability to express ideas in a clear and structured manner; Ability to understand and meet assigned deadlines; Ability to utilize a personal computer and software such as Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative Cloud.


Bachelor’s degree in commercial art, design, advertising, marketing, or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Should possess the sensitivity and skill to work with a diverse student and employee population; the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information; excellent judgment and personal maturity; and strong interpersonal skills. Understanding of how to work in a time-sensitive workspace and ability to handle multiple tasks in an extremely busy office. Must be able to solve complex problems and to work independently with little supervision. *Regular reliable attendance. *Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check

Last Updated 11-28-2018