The Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) leads external marketing and communications initiatives to advance the school’s global reputation as a leader in the field of international relations. This includes brand awareness, media relations, website, social media, integrated marketing, and high-level event promotion. The department is preparing for a large-scale website revision of the sais-jhu.edu website.
The department seeks a communications specialist to support the website redesign. This a one-year, term position is anticipated to start approximately September 2018.
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for executing the project strategy, prioritizing features, building consensus, and coordinating product scope, priorities, budgets and schedules with the project team, internal stakeholders and outside vendors to build a lasting, high-quality website.
The job requires a professional background in content development for digital communications, including the ability to write and edit copy and incorporate elements of graphic design within the context of a modern content management system. This position will also work with various internal stakeholders, external vendors, and administrative duties, as necessary. The Communications Specialist will report directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with vendor to set clearly defined objectives and deliverables
Prioritize tasks and oversee the execution of all assigned tasks and deliverables
Assign, delegate and project manage tasks to project members and vendors
Establish regular and as needed meetings, trainings, confirming agendas and related materials; facilitate as needed
Work directly with stakeholders to create and revise content
Create usable, consumable, and functional content copy that aligns with the school’s tone, brand and marketing initiatives
Make content modifications and additions, and implement approved digital content and enhancements throughout the site for the duration of the redesign project
Assist with scheduling meetings, room reservations
Manage budget reports, payments
Manage external vendor relationship
Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, computer science or other related field required.
Two years related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and presentation communication skills
Ability to communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audience
Ability to proactively identify process shortcomings and document steps needed to rectify
Experience with content management systems, SEO, HTML and CSS
Exemplary customer service skills
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Technical Writing, Information Architecture, Digital Media or related field
Project management experience managing the creation and implementation of websites
Previous web-based project management, or related experience
Experience with academia, higher-education and international relations oriented organizations a plus
SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIIONS
Please include a cover letter and a sample web writing sample.
Internal Number: 12052-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.