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Are you a creative communicator who can make higher education stories accessible to a broad audience? Are you highly organized and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with leading academic researchers? Can you tell a story using multimedia–written, audio, and visual formats? Are you a strategic thinker who can amplify the impact of content by shaping it for the right digital and media channels to drive engagement and build community?
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is looking for a communicator who is a topnotch writer also versed in audio/video production and social media outreach, to join its communications team. You'll create content around new approaches to teaching, new modes of learning, new online courses and programs, and the future of higher education—for a few different constituent audiences.
The engagement producer will work with the senior director of communications and marketing, and the director of digital marketing and communications to plan and execute outreach strategies.
S/he will be responsible for extending the reach of ideas to educators, as well as driving engagement in new educational opportunities among learners, through a variety of content formats and channels including web, social, and traditional media. The engagement producer will oversee editorial voice, develop compelling written and video content, lead digital community-building, conduct traditional media outreach, and run data analytics. S/he will be responsible for liaising with faculty and staff to uncover stories on learning advances, creating videos that highlight faculty knowledge, writing feature stories that illuminate the student learning experience, building community among learners, and reaching out to journalists.
This position is creative as much as it is strategic. Applicants must have professional writing experience, a background in audio/video production, and solid knowledge of the current media/social media landscape. Successful candidates will be inquisitive and self-driven, able to plan and execute projects on a timeline, have good instincts for storytelling, exercise good judgment in making decisions, and understand how to analyze and report on data.
We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.
This is an opportunity to be part of a wonderful department, and a team that works well together. If you are looking for a position in a very busy, highly productive environment, this is the job for you.
Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives
Manage the VPTL editorial calendar
Lead, develop, and execute multimedia content:
Oversee editorial strategy and voice (of the content through the channels) for multiple audiences
Develop, execute and oversee written communications, audio and video productions of moderate complexity, including podcasts, presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence, and social media posts from original concept through final implementation with limited oversight
Recommend, implement and refine strategies that promote effective digital delivery of content
Lead digital community-building:
Serve as in-house digital media expert
Manage development and implementation of digital community strategy to engage educators and learners
Raise awareness of VPTL thought leadership
Drive participation in VPTL programs
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university
Liaise with internal stakeholders such as program teams and campus partners to achieve program goals and to ensure coordination
Assist in developing strategies for brand management, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity, including managing constituent complaints and reputational issues and matters on digital channels
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external collaboration partners
May hire, coach and manage staff
* Other duties may also be assigned
Internal Number: 295512
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