Job ID: 2019-10681 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Communications and Public Relations
The Communications Coordinator will work under the direction of the Program Administrator to support and further the vision and mission of the James Madison Program (JMP) through various media and marketing platforms. They will be responsible for:
Creating and implementing a communications strategy to achieve the JMP's goals
Developing a steady stream of compelling content that can appear online and in print
Researching technology and implementing a platform to launch JMP podcasts
The JMP hosts numerous events, conferences, and programs throughout the academic year, necessitating development and distribution of promotional materials, event recordings, and communication to the JMP community of speakers, panelists, participants, and attendees. The Communications Coordinator will facilitate development of content for all of these areas and work to expand the reach of the Program.
Communications Strategy Creation:
Gain a strong and clear understanding of the complex, interdisciplinary work of the JMP;
Create a new communication & marketing strategy;
Identify opportunities to increase visibility of JMP initiatives;
Set timelines for communication and publicity roll outs, including all electronic media;
Establish tasks and responsibilities for communications and publicity roll outs.
Communications Content Development:
Translate the complex and interdisciplinary methods, projects, programs & events of the JMP into promotional and publicity content that is both engaging to research scholars while also understandable to non-specialist audiences;
Write high-quality content tailored to the JMP’s channels & audiences;
Refresh & maintain the JMP website and other electronic platforms - including all prominent social media platforms;
Implement communications strategies to inform, educate, and connect with the JMP community;
Develop, oversee, and direct JMP podcast;
Coordinate social media with campus colleagues, including cultivating strong relationships with University Communications social media team;
Correspond with press, as necessary (press releases, press follow-ups).
General Program Support:
Provide assistance with events and conferences, specifically covering, and reporting for purposes of sharing and promoting over social media platforms;
Provide input and support of the JMP planning and logistics for each academic year;
Provide additional support as requested from JMP Executive Staff.
Bachelor’s Degree with 4-6 years’ experience;
Ability to conceptualize, write, and edit strategic, accurate, and concise content for University audiences;
Knowledge of writing styles and guidelines for various media formats and ability to create, coordinate, and edit copy for each format (print, digital/social media, video, broadcast, etc.);
Expertise with Drupal web platform and experience administering other digital and social media platforms;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, InDesign/Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat; MacOS;
Thorough knowledge of the publication production process and proven success in managing projects;
Ability to work flexible hours; some nights and weekends required.
A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications or a related field. (Degree may be waived if equivalent, extensive, and related experience can be demonstrated.);
A minimum of two - three years of graphic design and/or digital production experience; demonstrated competency and creativity – examples of work required. References upon request;
Journalism and/or professional writing and editing experience a plus;
Certification in project management a plus.
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Internal Number: 112548705
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