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Advertising a Position

Most positions can be advertised concurrently on-campus and off-campus. If a department decides to advertise a position off-campus it is encouraged that they use Graystone Group Advertising. Graystone Group specializes in the design and placement of higher education recruitment advertising and will present Michigan State University in a consistent and professional manner while taking advantage of significant cost savings through the use of frequency contracts with select publishers. To place an ad using Graystone's services please use the following directions:
  • Send ad copy, with a list of desired publication dates and names, to  Graystone using one of the methods below.
  • Display ads are graphically enhanced using an approved ad template and are emailed or faxed back for changes and/or additions along with cost estimates. Unless otherwise indicated, display ads will not be released without approval.
  • Line ads are placed by Graystone directly with publications. Estimated costs are available prior to release if requested.
  • Other services are available if requested:
    • Assistance with the wording of the ad
    • Recommendation on publications, websites and job boards
    • Regular sales reporting
  • Please note that advertising in Inside Higher Ed is now centrally funded for faculty and staff positions, and you don't need to pay Graystone to send to this source.

Departments may create their own text or contact Graystone Group for assistance. Advertising text should always include:

  • the minimum requirements of the position which closely parallel those stated in the internal posting
  • the posting number assigned for internal posting
  • the phrase "For an application, visit our website"
  • the closing date for applications
  • a statement at the end of the advertisement that says MSU is an Affirmative-Action, ,Equal-Opportunity Employer.

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Departments will need to provide Human Resources with the date the advertisement will be running so that the application materials are prepared and electronic communications are updated.

Departments will be responsible for paying for advertising and will be billed directly by Graystone. This direct billing will not change the current university discounts. Departments may pay for these advertising services by using the University Procurement card if the charges are less than $1,000, or a Direct Payment Voucher.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 517-353-4434 or Purchasing at 517-355-0357.

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