Advertised Summary Job Description: Under direction of Drs. Jane Waldfogel and Christopher Wimer at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work, the Communications Associate is responsible for supporting internal and external communications strategy related to research and dissemination around poverty, social policy, and related topics to external partners and media contacts. The Communications Associate will have outstanding writing skills and be able to draft stories and pitches, design and execute integrated communications campaigns through distinct channels, and develop relationships with key media contacts in order to support the dissemination and communication of key research and policy products. The Communications Associate will work closely with other members of the poverty and social policy research team and will assist with social media, events, and content marketing.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree or its equivalent related experience, and 3-5 years of related experience required -Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and layout and design skills -Excellent organizational and planning skills -Project management and time management experience -Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media -Strong relationship-building skills
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Familiarity and experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Squarespace preferred -Existing relationships with media contacts preferred
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173182
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