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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST , MIT Open Learning , to initiate and manage diverse and complex editorial, event planning, social media, and media relations projects. Responsibilities include researching, writing, editing, and developing articles and newsworthy projects and initiatives; developing and executing strategies for events, especially those aimed at staff engagement; coordinating Open Learning outreach at conferences, symposia, and academic events, including speaker slots for Open Learning leadership and managing marketing presence; managing social media content planning and analytics for Open Learning accounts; monitoring media coverage and producing reports; website content development and maintenance; providing writing support to the vice president, Open Learning; and determining work methods, schedules, and priorities to achieve goals. Will report to the associate director for communications.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; at least three years' experience in a communications position or other relevant role an at least two years' managing social media channels for a business/organization; excellent writing, editing, media relations, event planning, organizational, and time-management skills; ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects on deadline; excellent judgment and discretion with sensitive materials; experience working with reporters and building media lists and success placing earned media articles; detail orientation; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively in team settings; and experience working with senior-level officials/faculty, especially in cases requiring tactfully "managing-up" with busy executives to keep projects on deadline. A portfolio of published articles and/or online content that demonstrates proficiency in a variety of writing styles strongly desired. Proficiency with Excel, project management systems (e.g., Trello), website content management systems (e.g., Drupal), and media intelligence software (e.g., Cision) preferred. Experience in higher education desirable. Job #17776-7
Internal Number: 17776
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