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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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Director of Public Relations and Information

Department Public Relations
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism; Master's degree preferred.
Type Faculty
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Category Faculty
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources
Relocation No

Job Summary

Description:

The Director of Public Relations and Information with authority from and accountability to the President, is responsible for leading, directing, and managing the Public Relations and Information Office in accordance with the mission, objectives, directives, and policies of Talladega College.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates and implements comprehensive programs for the dissemination of information about and promotion of the College.
  • Organizes and conducts comprehensive public relations programs to release positive publicity about College, develops public interest and understanding of the College’s mission through the media.
  • Works well under pressure and meets all deadlines.
  • Responds to all press inquiries.
  • Serves as public spokesperson for the College as delegated.
  • Provides advice and counsel to the College concerning public relations techniques, publicity programs and public relations aspects of College activities.
  • Advises the College on potential problems and opportunities in public relations, and on the climate between the College and the public; undertakes special projects and assignments as directed.
  • Promotes communication within the College and with other national/international educational institutions.
  • Participates in community activities and civic programs as a College representative; participates in professional meetings, conferences, and College committees as required.
  • Supervises editing and publication of the College catalog, and any other college publications as assigned.
  • Writes and supervises staff in writing and disseminating news releases; arranges institutional contracts between the media and College personnel.
  • Supervises and arranges taking, processing, and disseminating photographs; prepares and disseminates radio and television material; produces and disseminates display advertisements, posters, signs, displays. etc.
  • Maintains and preserves all office reference files, mailing lists, and negative and photo files.
  • Evaluates and supervises student assistants.
  • Plans, prepares, and monitors department budget, expenditures, and related activities.
  • Works an extended schedule, including weekends and evenings according to demands of the role and tasks. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in journalism; master's degree preferred. Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience in public relations desired. Broadcast journalism, journalism, advertising, or closely related field will also be considered. Photojournalism and graphic arts experience preferred. Ability to communicate orally and in writing is required.

Application Process:

All qualified candidates must submit a resume, vitae, cover letter, Talladega College application and at least three professional references to the email address of brhoden@talladega.edu or mail to the address below. Official transcript will be required if hired for the position.

Talladega College
Human Resources Office
627 W. Battle Street
Talladega, AL 35160

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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