Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER , Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) , to provide an overarching communication strategy for the largest department at the Institute. Will collaborate with senior department leadership, faculty, and affiliated MIT labs to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the impact of the department's education and research programs and oversee organizational messaging and constituent services. Responsibilities will include maintaining and/or developing and implementing communication products, platforms, and services (digital and print); ensuring consistency in all EECS communication vehicles (website, social media accounts, brochures and promotional materials, newsletters, annual magazine, development collateral, PowerPoint presentations, etc.); representing the department's vision and priorities within the MIT community and externally; collaborating with other campus communicators; handling all communications functions for key department activities; and other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, or related field; at least five years' professional communications experience in higher education or at a research institution; experience with science and engineering writing and working on web-based content delivery projects in a deadline-oriented online production environment; excellent organizational, problem-solving, project-management, customer service, editorial, presentation, and verbal and written communication skills; print and digital communications experience; familiarity with content/learning management systems; strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment; attention to detail; familiarity with website (e.g., WordPress, Drupal), social media (e.g., Facebook, Flickr, Twitter), and communication platforms (e.g., Dropbox, Slack, Zoom); ability to maintain confidentiality, quickly learn other communication technologies as needed, cultivate and maintain productive relationships with faculty/staff/external audiences, and occasionally lift/move event signage. PREFERRED : basic design skills (Photoshop, In Design) and digital photography knowledge. Job #18725-8
May be required to work on nights and weekends and engage in limited travel.
Internal Number: 18725
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