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Requisition ID:  19623

Communication Specialist

Job Summary

Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Communications is looking to hire a Communications Specialist who possesses a range of skills and interests, including writing, editing, producing multimedia, creating social media and web content and generating promotional materials. This position will support the new Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability as well as other Purdue Agriculture and Extension projects. This position is eligible for a hybrid work option, but the communications specialist will be expected to attend weekly meetings as well as other activities that require an in-person presence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a liberal arts discipline that was supplemented with relevant coursework
  • 2 years of related professional experience
  • Substantive internship experience may be considered in place of required professional experience
  • Portfolio/samples of work
  • Previous experience balancing multiple projects and working with creative teams
  • Strong written skills (portfolio/samples of work)
  • Experience collaborating with creative teams
  • Experience creating and posting content using Web content management systems and social media platforms
  • Marketing/promotional writing experience



  • Basic experience in using Adobe InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Previous experience in data reporting and analysis to determine communication success

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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