Develops, coordinates and implements a communications strategy for the Department of Pediatrics and the Child Study Center. Develops and writes a variety of communications for both external and internal audiences to enhance the department's visibility and reputation and to foster positive faculty, staff, and trainee relations. Must be a proficient writer/editor, capable of producing high-quality content for websites, newsletters, announcements, brochures and other media for a variety of audiences. Duties include: Collaborating with Pediatrics and Child Study Center leadership, faculty and staff to develop and manage forward-looking strategic communications to enhance departments' reputation and communicate its messages; Manages relationships with external media sources; using the School of Medicine's web publishing systems to publish to and update the YSM Pediatrics and Child Study Center websites, including events, news and general information; identifying, evaluating and solving website problems in collaboration with the school's communications team; evaluating web pages for accuracy and best practices, and leverages improvements available through the school's web publishing systems; interfacing with Yale Medicine editorial team on department/program content for the Yale Medicine website; ensuring accuracy and a consistent look and tone for all communications, including consistency with appropriate style guides and branding; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with medical school and university communications offices (i.e. YSM Office of Communications, Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications) to collaborate, obtain support and advice, and ensure that all communications conform to YSM and University guidelines; evaluating analytics to make evidence-based decisions regarding content and site planning; supporting physician onboarding and network development. Please submit a writing sample with application.
Posting Position Title: Communications, Officer
University Job Title: Communications Officer
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Outstanding interviewing, editing, and writing skills and ability to develop interesting content suitable for web and non-web based distribution.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proficiency with web content management systems and HTML editing tools, social media platforms, survey building tools, and Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with desktop publishing and layout programs such as Adobe's Creative Suite and ability to identify and learn new technology.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to develop relationships with faculty and other stakeholders of the department in order to develop content for distribution and manage the department's website and social media platforms.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability writing for publications in medicine/health care.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience developing, disseminating, and maintaining web content. Experience with social media in a Medical/Academic setting with multiple stakeholders.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
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: 48192BR
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