UO is charging Daily Emerald student reporters $113 for public records that they then won’t produce. But when it comes to PR bullshit, there’s no budget constraint. From http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/522019/director-of-communications-office-of-the-provost:
Job no: 522019
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Executive/Management/Director, Journalism/Communication, Planning/Project Management, Public Policy and Planning
Department: University Communications
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $80,000 – $90,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA09-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Application Review Begins
April 24, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
• A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
• A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and professional competencies for this position.
• Two or three work samples (i.e., written communication, remarks/talking points, digital content) with a description of your contribution to the work.
The department of University Communications is charged with telling the University of Oregon’s (UO) stories to a broad range of audiences and positioning the university to succeed and thrive. The department utilizes and manages a comprehensive suite of communications tools, including public relations, branding, advertising, licensing, digital media, and more for the benefit of the university.
The Director of Communications for the Office of the Provost (“Director”) is responsible for providing proactive communications support and counsel to the Office of the Provost, the provost’s leadership team, and certain individual units reporting within and working closely with the Office of the Provost.
The Director will work closely with the Provost’s Chief of Staff, the Senior Director of Internal and Executive Communications and the University Communications team to ensure strategic, proactive, and cohesive messaging in support of the Provost’s initiatives and priorities, to position the university to succeed and thrive. The Director will provide strategic counsel for and assistance with executive communications for the Senior Vice President and Provost, the university’s chief academic officer. This includes writing speeches and other communications to both internal and external audiences, managing the Provost’s website and digital presence, and utilizing other tools to promote awareness and understanding of academic priorities and initiatives. …
To put this salary in perspective, last year UO was paying assistant professors of journalism $79K: