The News and Social Media Manager is an essential member of the College Communications team, working to raise the college’s visibility, enhance the Carleton brand, and foster community through social media. This position is responsible for producing authentic and compelling news and social media content that tells the Carleton story to a variety of external audiences.
The News and Social Media Manager will manage Carleton’s primary news channels. Develop editorial calendars, generate story ideas, cultivate source relationships, lead editorial meetings, write news and feature stories, and assign work to student writers. This position will also develop and administer a college-wide social media strategy. Working with the director, plan and carry out social media strategy that engages key audiences and supports college initiatives. This is a full-time year-round position.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
What Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a Health Savings Account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of directly related experience in news writing and social media management, with a proven ability to adopt an institutional voice. Must demonstrate sound judgment and attention to detail, with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preferred: Experience creating photos and short-form videos for social channels. Experience working in higher education is a plus.
Carleton is a private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro that offers an interesting alternative to working in corporate America. A place with small town charm with big city opportunity. If you are looking for a stimulating environment to work, take a closer look at this opportunity.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.