Classified Title: Communications Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.25 - $23.72 per/hr Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am -5:00pm Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10001668-News and Information Personnel area: University Administration
Johns Hopkins University is looking for a versatile writer and online content producer to join the editorial team in the Office of Communications.
This person will play a significant role in coverage of the university’s students, identifying and producing compelling stories about their pursuits and activities, both academic and extracurricular. He or she will bring fresh ideas about how to reach and engage students and will also help package and promote content in social media channels and via email newsletters.
Contribute to coverage of student life on campus by creating compelling student-focused features, profiles, and other coverage
Write articles about student awards, accomplishments, and activities for the university’s news website and other publications
Recommend, create and/or utilize videos, photos, and other multimedia storytelling elements to enhance content
Assist with day-to-day production of the university’s news website, including content editing, headline writing, and photo editing
Assist with the promotion of content via email newsletters
Assist with the promotion of university content via social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Cultivate working relationships with student affairs staff, student leaders, student organizations, and others around the university
Edit and approve calendar listings and/or announcements as needed
Other responsibilities as needed
The ideal applicant will demonstrate the following:
Strong writing and editing skills
Strong organizational, multitasking, and time-management skills
Excellent oral communication skills
Attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and hold flexible hours
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
Additionally, the following skills are preferable:
Experience working with web content management systems, particularly Drupal and/or WordPress
Experience with search engine optimization and/or content marketing
Experience managing social media accounts for an organization
Experience with HTML and other web markup languages
Experience compiling email newsletters
Experience editing photos in Photoshop or other software
Experience with metrics performance tracking systems, particularly Google Analytics
Two years of college coursework and some related experience required. One to two years experience in a similar position and a B.A. degree in communications or related field preferred.
Some related experience required, including writing and producing content for the web and working with web content management system(s).
Additional education may substitute for required experience and/or education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
A person who has a track record demonstrating innovation and self-direction would be ideal for this position.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
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