1. Develops and manages forward-looking strategic communications with video and social media to enhance Yale's reputation and communicate Yale's messages. 2. Produces multimedia content. Identify topics with compelling visual and audio elements to create stories that exploit those qualities, using video, podcasts, infographics, slideshows and other media as appropriate. 3. Works with communications colleagues throughout the school and university to highlight the work of researchers, create a high profile presence, and reach new audiences. 4. Builds relationships with faculty, administrators, departments and students and maintains contact with communications professionals and monitors trending news topics. 5. Conceptualizes and writes creative posts across all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other accounts. 6. Participates in regular editorial/content meetings. Propose story ideas to senior leadership. 7. Regularly attends scientific talks on diverse topics to stay up-to-date on research trends at Yale and beyond.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proficiency with maintaining web content, content management systems and HTML editing tools, social media platforms, survey building tools, and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to identify and learn new technology.
Posting Position Title: Associate Communications Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent writing and communication skills with a keen eye for grammatical errors or confusing text. Outstanding organizational skills and very detail-oriented.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Communications Officer
Required Skill/ability 1: Significant ability with, or very strong interest in science and medicine content. Ability to develop relationships with faculty and other stakeholders of the department in order to manage the department's website and social media platforms.
Required Skill/ability 4: Understanding of web structure, web best practices, web usability, and fluency with online technology, specifically web content management systems.
Required Skill/ability 2: Knowledge/ability with computers and relevant software applications pertinent to online publishing and social media.
Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years of experience in science writing, social media, digital journalism (e.g., video, audio blogging, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 56878BR
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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.