Strategic Communications Specialist

Strategic Communications Specialist

Job Summary

This is a part-time student worker position. This role is responsible for helping to create news content, highlighting the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, and alumni of HPU, and announcing new programs, projects, and eventsThe channels for posting content include the ‘Ohana web news hub (, social media, myHPU portal, e-newsletters, and digital signage. The person(s) in this role will primarily write and sometimes edit submitted content, adjusting voice and tone for the respective media channel and target audience(s)  


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Experience and interest in writing and editing, preferably following AP Style 
  • Comfort following up on story leads and interviewing story sources as needed  
  • Good command of spelling and grammar  
  • Keen attention to detail for proofreading and fact-checking 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and troubleshoot problems 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Interest in photography and videography with basic experience  
  • Experience and an interest in social media for live posting and the pre-scheduling of content   
  • Basic understanding and adherence to HPU’s established brand standards 

Key Responsibilities

Writing and editing (75% of total job) 

  • Write and edit to produce HPU news stories and announcements on the Marketing and Communications editorial calendar. 
  • Coordinate with the department editorial team to ensure produced content is fact-checked and meets editorial standards.    

Content distribution (20% of total job) 

  • Schedule social media posts, buildout newsletter templates, post digital signage content. 

Brand alignment (5% of total job) 

  • Assess that content created meets HPU’s established brand standards.


To apply for this position, email your cover letter, resume, and any relevant work samples to