1. Manages relationships with external media sources. Pursues media coverage creatively and aggressively. Responds to inquiries from national and international news media, student media, the University community and the general public. 2. Enhances the overall quality of media relations for key stakeholders by preparing them for media interviews. Manages relationships with key campus stakeholders with a high degree of professionalism, judgment and understanding of stakeholder goals. 3. Creates compelling story ideas and narratives; produces content for both external and internal channels; writes copy and social media posts and manages content. 4. Plans social media strategies for key University communications and programs. Monitors University social media assets for negative comments or misinformation. 5. Supports short- and long-term communication planning with insights into audiences, channels and culture; coordinates with other communications professionals to achieve institutional goals; leads the communications process within developed standards and protocols. 6. Supports effective response strategies, often in crisis situations requiring 24/7 attention and intense media/public scrutiny, and articulates the University's position via personal interviews or written responses. 7. Produces multimedia content and manages the work of graphic and web designers, student interns, printers, video producers and photographers. 8. Manages communication plans for all stakeholders by understanding the significance of campus initiatives and/or academic work; creates compelling stories and messages to translate the significance through language that is clear and accessible for public awareness. 9. Develops and maintains regular contact with media representatives in multiple disciplines. 10. Maintains the Yale brand and graphic identity standards; supports and maintains standard operating procedures; contributes to digital asset management. 11. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Strong understanding of social networking sites and their marketing potential; experience developing and maintaining corporate/institutional social media activity and campaigns.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Strong understanding of social networking sites and their marketing potential; experience developing and maintaining corporate/institutional social media activity and campaigns.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to advance strategic objectives, develop and execute creative projects using new and existing software and media tools.
Posting Position Title: Communications, Senior Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to work independently and as part of a team, identify and set priorities with minimal direct supervision, manage vendors and create and adhere to a budget.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Communications Mgr, Office of Int'l Affairs
Required Skill/ability 1: Well-developed editing and writing skills with the ability to evaluate and solve communication needs in a timely manner for print and/or online media sources.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to provide leadership, influence change and represent OIA with deans, directors, faculty, and distinguished visitors.
Required Skill/ability 2:
Well-developed verbal skills with the ability share complex subjects in clear and compelling ways and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field and eight years of experience in public relations, journalism, television, corporate communications or agency work or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in developing communications for a range of media and working with creative professionals in design, photography or video.
Internal Number: 56208BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.