Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University is among the largest schools in College of Engineering, and consistently ranks among the top ECE schools nationally. ECE's programs encompass digital and computer systems, embedded processors, digital signal processing, RF (wireless) systems, optical communications, atmospheric and space plasmas, energy and power engineering, solid-state electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, bioelectrical devices and circuits, and biomedical applications such as image processing, sensors, and signal analysis, and more.
The Communication Specialist II will manage and oversee the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Web site, social media, print and video media and general communications; write short articles and introductions regarding school news, awards, events, celebrations, etc.; work in concert with College of Engineering and University communication resources to publicize ECE to both internal and external audiences and media channels.
In addition they will be expected to manage the School's internet and intranet sites and electronic forms and tools; perform maintenance and train contributors in the use of Drupal and WordPress content management systems; assist in the creation and management of social media content for the school's site; provide graphic design and writing services for online, electronic and print marketing efforts, and manage outside vendors as appropriate; manage the School's communications assets and brand, maintaining standards set by the College and University, initiate creative concepts and projects for the school's communications portfolio, including websites, newsletter(s), visual displays (including print and electronic displays) and other marketing-orientated applications.
In this role, the Communication Specialist will also work as part of the College's marketing and communication team to enhance video creation, graphics and promote on social media. Also, assist on special projects and manage interns who will also provide video production for social media.
Bachelor's degree in English, creative writing, journalism, Web design, interactive/new media or related marketing field and a minimum of two years of Web experience in a professional environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Proven customer service skills, high attention to detail.
Experience with graphic editing software, including Adobe Creative Suite.
Must be able to provide a portfolio of CMS-based Web sites maintained and managed as well as writing samples.
Ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with faculty, students, and staff in a professional and collaborative manner.
Ability to work independently, to respond quickly and effectively to multiple assignments, to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
Experience with video capture, editing, and posting and enthusiasm for emerging social media.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Close Visual Concentration
Limited exposure to hazards
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