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Communications Specialist

Irvine, California Job ID: 2024-2074 Salary Range: $68,109.78 - $98,769.79
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  • Reporting to the Director of Communication and Video Production, the Communications Specialist is responsible for managing projects related to the content development process and for creating multimedia content in the form of press releases, email communication, campus communication, blog posts, photo and video production, which would include scheduling, planning, capturing and editing event coverage and stories.
  • The position may also upload, monitor and manage content to owned websites and support internal and external audiences by producing press kits, memos and presentations.
  • This position is additionally responsible in a support role for the management of the editorial calendar, project management and production schedule; and assessment of story ideas.


  • Manages scheduling crew visits to local campuses, and community events and responsible for setting up interviews with external sources.
  • Proofreads/copy edits all written content, working closely with other departments to ensure compliance.
  • Attends campus and community events, assisting with assisting with filming footage including interviews and B-roll.
  • Manages all aspects of video production including production planning, filming, editing, post production, logging footage and maintaining b-roll and stock footage library.
  • Researches and writes blog posts, story scripts and other content and communication pieces.
  • Maintains all department equipment, including film gear, cameras, and company vehicles.
  • Partners with key campus departments and university departments to identify key communication points.
  • Assists with uncovering newsworthy stories among faculty, students, and associates; conducts interviews, schedules interviews and researches facts/data.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business communications, marketing, film, photography or other related field, or equivalent years of experience required.


  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in journalism or corporate communications, advertising, public relations or video production required.
  • Experience in higher education is valuable, but not required
  • Ability to create video content that displays effective storytelling techniques
  • In-depth understanding of video technology, SLR cameras, lighting and sound.
  • Strong computer aptitude on both Mac and PC platforms. Demonstrated mastery of Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Understanding of public relations, internal and external communications.
  • Basic knowledge of websites, content management systems, Mac IOS, Microsoft Office, social media, photography and videography.


Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) match, paid time off, holidays, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, health savings accounts, employee discounts, commuter benefits, and company paid life, AD&D and LTD insurance.

Primary Location: Irvine, California Campus: Administration Irvine Function: Marketing/Communications CA Salary: $68,109.78 - $98,769.79 Salary is dependent on experience and education

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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