Advertised Summary Job Description: The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Medical Center Is seeking a qualified Communications and Webmaster Officer to join our team. The primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be: - develop and implement the overall strategic communications plan for digital content and internal communications for the Institute for Genomic Medicine, and - oversee the re-design, development, and ongoing maintenance of the IGM website
S/he will work with senior leadership on the following Communications (50%) - solicit and manage intake of stories and content from researchers, clinicians, and administrators within the IGM; - write web content, faculty profiles, smaller news and promotional items for electronic formats (web, social media) and internal communications channels; - provide copy editing to improve understanding, meaning and impact; - provide line editing for accuracy and grammar.
Website Management (50%): - oversee the IGM website, new webpage development, content updates, faculty directory maintenance, event calendar; - ensure that there is a constant supply of high-quality, up-to-date content including announcements, widgets, and other content features; - ensure continuity of primary websites and any directly related websites; - maintains content and oversee operations of staff intranet.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: - Team-oriented with positive attitude; - Excellent verbal and written skills; - Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners; - Experience in Drupal and Static HTML website development and maintenance; - Well-rounded knowledge of Web technologies and social media usage; - Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier (FinalCut or similar); - Ability to meet established deadlines; - Ability to build productive relationships through interaction with faculty and staff; - An understanding of the academic culture and the processes and policies of an educational institution.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172440
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