Helps research authors shape their messages and develop their narratives for: product publications; Steering Committee presentations/discussions; CPS partner updates; external presentations, etc.
Helps authors choose the appropriate methods and/or products to communicate effectively with partners and audiences.
Performs editorial oversight of research publications, content and collateral.
Attends to final details for publications, including project-specific nuances around clarity and consistency, in collaboration with research leadership.
Oversee publications process and work with project support team to monitor progress.
Oversees the process of teamsâ™ writing, preparing, and/or delivering information from or about the unit.
Manages communications budgets for Consortium products.
Works with authors to establish and support product timeline development to meet organizational goals.
Coordinates and oversees work of reviewers, editor, and design specialists.
Oversees execution of publication design.
Partners with the Senior Communications Strategist and external designers on copyediting and design elements to ensure high-quality publications with a strong commitment to clarity, accessibility, consistency, and effective design.
Contributes writing and editing for Consortium communications strategy and tactics, including.
Blogs and newsletters, stakeholder-friendly collateral, digital assets, etc. to advance Consortium impact.
Editorial content calendar and related campaigns to support research communications.
Communications to foundations and individual and corporate donors including updates, and proposals for strategic partnerships.
Communications of family-facing products in support of strategic Consortium partnerships.
Collaborates on strategies for dissemination to key audiences (policymakers, practitioners, families and philanthropy), and partners.
Maintains awareness of key issues, trends, needs from the field to inform Consortium communications strategy and activities.
Develops, plans, and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
Solves moderate to complex problems related to the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Policy Analysis, Social Science Research, or a related field.
Work experience in a writing, outreach, communications, or research-oriented environment.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Experience effectively communicating nuanced information to a variety of audiences.
Record of results working collaboratively within teams and with external partners/vendors, across multiple projects.
Experience managing written and/or designed products strongly preferred.
Experience with school environments and practitioners strongly preferred.
Experience with Twitter and other social media strongly preferred.
Excellent active listening, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to collect, synthesize, and present information effectively.
Strong project and stakeholder management skills across internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Attention to grammar, punctuation, spelling and style.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Budget management skills strongly preferred.
Knowledge of desktop publishing, Web authoring/design and graphic design software strongly preferred.
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