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: Experience writing about science, academic research and/or the environment highly preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience writing about science, academic research and/or the environment highly preferred.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to understand community's needs, incorporate and articulate community members perspective and formulate communications. Highly developed project management skills. Ability to manage group decision-making processes and related procedures, budgets, and project timelines.
Posting Position Title: Communications, Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to work under pressure, be constructively proactive, successfully manage multiple projects and meet multiple tight deadlines; simultaneously negotiate new and ongoing priorities while working in a dynamic, complex environment with a high-level of communication, transparency, and diplomacy.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director of Communications
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to think analytically, articulate ideas clearly, and write and/or edit a wide array of copy. Skilled in writing press releases, web content, social media posts, marketing copy, news stories, and magazine-style, longer-form articles and profiles, and other communication materials with attention to facts, detail, and context.
Required Skill/ability 4: A broad understanding of university culture, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituents in a collaborative environment. Ability to interact with faculty, researchers, staff, and students to accurately interpret and present their message to a broad audience.
Required Skill/ability 2: Strong written, editorial and oral communication skills. Self-starter, strong work ethic, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently in an organized and productive manner on deadline. Well-developed presentation and organizational skills. Strong interest in sustainability and other environmental issues.
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field and five 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: 62823BR
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.