This is a full-time position with dual reporting to Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). The Communications Specialist will manage and oversee the departments' web sites, social media, print and video media, marketing and general communications. Write short articles and introductions regarding school and program news, awards, faculty, student and staff achievements, events, celebrations, etc.
Manage internet and intranet sites and electronic forms and tools. Perform maintenance and train contributors in the use of the content management system. Assist in the creation and ongoing management of social media content for the school's site and third-party applications, such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Provide graphic design for Web sites and other marketing materials. Initiate creative concepts and projects for the school's communications portfolio, including Web sites, visual displays (paper and electronic), and other marketing-orientated applications. Create and distribute event programs, announcements and signage. Develop and update content for the department visual displays.
The Communications Specialist will partner with College-level branding experts, in both Engineering and CALS to ensure the unit is continually leveraging opportunities and serve as a school liaison to promote the College's brand awareness and adherence to College-level and University-level marketing and communications guidelines and best practices.
Bachelor's degree in English, creative writing, journalism, Web design, interactive/new media or related marketing field and a minimum of two years of Web experience in a professional environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Proven customer service skills, high attention to detail.
Experience with graphic editing software, including Adobe Creative Suite. Must be able to provide a portfolio of CMS-based Web sites maintained and managed. Ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with faculty, students, and staff in a professional and collaborative manner. Ability to work independently, to respond quickly and effectively to multiple assignments, to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
Experience with video capture, editing, and posting, with an enthusiasm for emerging social media. Knowledge, interest or work experience within a field of science or technology. Training and/or experience maintaining and managing CMS-based (Common Spot, Drupal) websites a plus. Must be able to use graphics software. Proficient in use of Final Cut pro X or Adobe Premier, Photoshop, DSLR cameras, video cameras, field lighting, microphones, and other media production equipment.
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