Executes communications strategies and projects for the Joint Center for Housing Studies, including the formatting and production of a wide array of assets, ensuring that all collateral is well-designed, accurate, reflects the Center's branding, and effectively communicates the Center's mission;
Oversees the day-to-day upkeep of the Joint Center's website and blog; keeps the website up-to-date, maintains the Center's blog schedule, copyedits, formats, and posts blogs, and monitors blog comments;
Monitors data analytics for the Center's digital content platforms;
Participates in social media outreach (posting for the Center on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.);
Uses Adobe Creative Suite to design and produce digital and print materials for the Center, including working papers, research briefs, and collateral for events, meetings, and conferences (signage, program books, etc.).
Manages the Center's Working Paper series; maintains production schedule, copyedits papers, works with external editors as needed, formats and publishes the Center's working papers;
Writes and copyedits material as needed for the Center (blog posts, press releases, event descriptions, etc.);
Fields copyright permission requests for the Center.
Represents Center at HKS, GSD, and university-wide communications groups and events as needed;
Participates in the administrative and programmatic life of the Center as needed, assists with events.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3-5 years of relevant professional experience required.
Strong background in graphic design required.
Strong background in writing, copyediting, and proofreading required.
Experience with project management preferred.
Excellent presentation skills and written and oral communication skills required.
Competency using a variety of software including: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Drupal and WordPress, and web-based and social media technologies required. Some knowledge of HTML.
B.A. in marketing, communications, or a related field required, with coursework in digital media and marketing desirable.
Familiarity with Harvard University systems strongly preferred.
Ability to work effectively and proactively on a collaborative team, as well as independently in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.
Must have ability to innovate, think strategically, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented.
Familiarity or interest in public policy and/or a demonstrated ability to learn about policy-related subjects strongly preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48174BR
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