Job Description: COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT, Office of the Arts, to assist--under the supervision of the communications manager and in collaboration with other communications and events staff--with promoting the Arts at MIT's communications initiatives related to the mission and goals of all arts programs at the Institute, with primary responsibility for social media and visual/digital archives. Will research, collect, and post compelling content in line with the Arts at MIT mission and aesthetic; stay knowledgeable about current trends in social media and propose solutions on how to best integrate these changes; gather and analyze performance metrics for Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube; create reports on special projects and overall progress to drive programming communications goals; assist the communications manager with the conception and execution of the weekly newsletter delivered via MailChimp and update the relevant arts.mit.edu homepage images; take original photography as needed for social media channels as a means to visually engage the audience and drive programming goals; upload, tag, and organize images to the digital archive; write short blog posts, e.g., student profiles and project and event spotlights; and assist the web administrator with web updates.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED: at least three years of experience with web administration/social media or similar digital communications platform (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr); experience with Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress and demonstrated ability to learn other software or platforms as needed; and knowledge of one or more creative arts or communications disciplines sufficient to post interesting and engaging content about the Arts at MIT to various media platforms. A B.S. or B.A. is preferred. Experience in photography and/or videography is strongly desired. Job #15497-5
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