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Technical Review Specialist
SARE Outreach

SARE Outreach is looking for a technical review specialist to join their  team at the College Park, Md. office. The specialist will serve as the program’s primary technical reviewer, responsible for evaluating all SARE Outreach-produced content for technical accuracy, validity and precision. This may include soliciting outside peer review and incorporating or otherwise addressing reviewer suggestions. The specialist will assist with manuscript development, structure and overall flow of published content, and assist with content framing for multiple agricultural audiences. See the full position description.

Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of an M.S. in a biological or physical scientific field related to sustainable agriculture, AND at least five years of work experience in a related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to write to a variety of audiences; and the ability to work both in a team-based office environment and independently.

How to Apply: For the complete job description and to apply, use the University of Maryland's ejobs.umd.edu system and see position #121032. The closing date for applications is November 17, 2017.

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Communications
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Agricultural Communications Program in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Seeking a dynamic candidate who will assume teaching and scholarship responsibility within the discipline of agricultural communications, with teaching and advisement of both undergraduate and graduate students. Service and scholarship to the program, college, university, and professional societies are expected. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (including distance- delivered courses) with focus on courses that aim to develop strong writing skills among majors across the College of ACES.
  • Conduct a research, scholarly and engagement or outreach program in agricultural communications with emphasis on the development and strengthening of urban agriculture and food programs and initiatives.
  • Secure extramural funding in support of research and scholarly activities. This includes participating as a member of ACES and/or campus inter-disciplinary teams that submit proposals for funding.
  • Advise undergraduate students and advise graduate students in the tenure home.
  • Recruit and provide community outreach for the program.
  • Serve on program, college, and university committees.
  • Supervise student interns and student professional development experiences.

Starting date: Aug. 16, 2018 or negotiable

To apply, go to jobs.illinois.edu.  Log in to your account and upload a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research interest, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references.  To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of November 30, 2017.

Communications Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

This position supports the communication goals of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). As a member of the CALS Office of External Relations team, the communications specialist will produce a wide variety of photographic and written content, along with some multimedia content, for the college's news operation, print and digital publications, websites, social media, annual reports, presentations and other outlets/materials. The communications specialist will also help with standard duties of the college's news office. The position reports to the CALS news manager.
The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Photography experience and strong photography and photo editing skills.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to research, report and write stories and other copy on deadline.
  • Strong editing skills and the ability to quickly and effectively edit stories or other copy.
  • Ability to translate agricultural and/or scientific information for general audiences.
  • Strong time-management skills, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively on projects.
  • Ability to independently manage and execute projects.

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Apply by October 15, 2017

Video Communications Specialist
Fort Valley State University

The Video Communications Specialist is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology Communications, Conferencing and Technology Department. The Video Communications Specialist coordinates the video production of all digital media productions including photography and videos.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages video editing, to include computer based non-linear editing systems, software and digital assets
  • Transports, sets up, and operates various production equipment including cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio production
  • Operates and maintains proper levels and calibration of cameras, audio and video recorders, and other production equipment
  • Assists in developing storyboards
  • Maintains video on social media outlets such as YouTube and others
  • Create images for news releases, publications, websites, presentations, and special projects.
  •  Maintain online archive of photos.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Apply by October 31, 2017.

Professor/Department Head
Communication and Ag Education, Kansas State University

Kansas State University seeks applications for the position of Head, Department of Communications and Agricultural Education. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate should have credentials for appointment as a tenured full professor, although applications with credentials at the Associate Professor level may be considered.

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Job #502212. To assure consideration, submit application by October 30, 2017.

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