Information and News Services

OIT Information and News Services goals

As part of Outreach, Communications and Consulting, the Information and News Services team aims to:

  • Help the Office of Information Technology (OIT) achieve its organizational vision and operational goals of Pervasive Transparency and Collaborative Engagement.
  • Provide accurate and timely communications about OIT for on- and off-campus communities.
  • Enhance the abilities of NC State students, faculty and staff to use IT resources and their knowledge of IT issues.
  • Advance the mission and strategic plans of NC State University.

How can we help you?

Campus-wide services

  • Subscribe to OIT News (A monthly electronic newsletter containing IT-related news items).
  • Follow @NCStateOIT on Twitter.
    • Training and workshops
    • Seminars advertising
    • IT announcements
    • Industry News
    • Engagement
  • Post information on the Hillsborough Building e-sign and the Avent Ferry Technology Center e-signs.
    • IT Announcements (e.g., news, system outages, lectures, award winners)
    • IT Advertisements (e.g., classes, workshops, lectures, social events, Twitter)
    • IT Campaigns (e.g., Cybersecurity Awareness Month)
    • Employee Interest: (e.g., ZimRide, dining hall menus)

OIT staff services

Request marketing or publicity content development services

We want to help you get the word out about the activities of your OIT unit or team.

  • We can help you devise content for news announcements or articles, your services, press releases, fliers, brochures, or posters.
  • For large projects, we can also help you devise a communication plan, including help with audience analysis and determining the appropriate communication channels for your audience.

Contact the Information and News Services Team to help with your marketing and publicizing.

Request editing services

An edit of OIT communications considers these aspects:

  • Audience
    Examples: technical, laypeople, students, faculty, and staff
  • Purpose
  • Context
    Examples: Accessibility of the information on a laptop or on a mobile device.
  • Accuracy
    Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, terminology, and jargon.
  • Completeness
    Example: All steps of a task are covered or considered.
  • Clarity
  • Concreteness
    Example: Audience-appropriate examples are provided for complex concepts.
  • Style
    Adhere to AP style guidelines.
  • Organization
    The information divided into and presented in a logical sequence.
  • Retrievability
    Information is easy to scan, navigate and search and contains a table of contents or an index.
  • Visual effectiveness
    Examples: legible fonts, clear and appropriate graphics.
  • Task orientation
    Written from the user’s perspective, with clear reasons given for reading or doing a task.

Request editorial assistance.

Request communication planning resources

Information and News Services can help you create effective communication plans for OIT projects, services and events.