Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
SENIOR WRITER AND MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST , School of Engineering , to work directly with the dean of the School of Engineering and its leadership team to develop and execute written communications from the dean specifically and from the school more broadly. Will serve as the project lead for The Infinite (a monthly email from the dean to the MIT engineering community) and produce a steady flow of other high-level editorial content, including speeches by the dean and other content as needed; serve as the dean's primary point of contact with the media, including responding to all reporter queries and interview requests, staffing media interviews, and engaging with news media to promote the dean and his vision for the school; manage and populate all social media accounts for the school, identify and monitor key performance indicators in those domains, and target messaging to advance thought leadership strategies for the dean.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree (master' desirable); at least seven years' experience in journalism, communications, media relations, or related field; ability to develop and deliver editorial content within a higher education setting; ability to translate complex subjects into accessible prose; journalism experience that involved writing, editing, reporting, and producing award-winning content; demonstrated experience managing complex editorial projects and thought-leadership strategies; experience developing strategies and producing content for social media; mastery of social media platforms; and basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, HTML, Adobe CS, web content management systems, and related web tools. Seek someone who is able to collaborate on multiple complex projects simultaneously and thrive in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment. Higher education experience preferred. Job #17283-8
Internal Number: 17283
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