University Communications encompasses the Stanford News Service and serves as the official voice of Stanford University to regional, state, national and international news media, provides support and provides campus leadership in planning, coordination, and implementing communication programs that support Stanford University and its missions. University Communications is responsible for oversight of Stanford web content and top level web pages; media relations and news services; presidential and provostial communications with the public, media and other constituencies (including all speeches); internal communication to faculty and staff; parent communication programs, major publications (including the annual report and Stanford Facts); and encompasses a campus video production studio and video production group. University Communications coordinates with communications professionals across the university on communications issues and projects, provides leadership to the Communications Working Group, and advises on communications policy with senior executive staff.
This is a one-year fixed term benefits-eligible position. This is a pilot position and its continuation is contingent upon its successful implementation within the first year.
To produce, within guidelines set by University Communications and Student Affairs leadership and others, a weekly electronic publication aimed at keeping students informed on issues, policy and aspects of campus life.
Oversee planning, story selection, production and distribution of a weekly electronic publication within the guidelines set by University Communications and Student Affairs leadership and others.
Consult and collaborate with sources in various university departments to identify topics for publication.
Curate, edit and/or write content.
Consult and collaborate regularly with both individuals and groups of students to identify material for future publications.
Assist in strategizing on how best to meet student and university needs.
Develop and implement a measurement strategy to determine the effectiveness of the publication and identify areas of opportunity and make recommendations for the publication.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.