A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Center for RNA Biomedicine is seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
This position will manage communications for the Center and write press releases for the diverse research faculty that span both medical and central campuses. This position will also assist in the development and growth of the RNA research community of faculty, students and researchers and develop deeper relationships with existing members.
Candidates for this position should be strong writers and communicators and experienced interviewers. Experience translating complex information for a general audience is especially important. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who share our passion for developing innovative solutions. Learn more about the Center for RNA Biomedicine at: rna.umich.edu.
Produce original written content, including news announcements, profiles, feature stories and other content for distribution via a variety of channels, including digital, print, video, audio and social media. Conduct research and interview experts on a range of biomedical and scientific research topics. In partnership with team members, serve as interviewer/producer for video interviews, coordinating logistics, preparing questions for experts, and conducting interviews. As needed, assist Michigan News liaison with faculty and student media training, identifying experts for media interviews and coordinating media interviews.
Create, schedule, and analyze social media campaigns (mainly via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Manage multiple email marketing campaigns (via MailChimp and U-M internal email platform) including writing/reviewing messages, scheduling delivery, and managing distribution lists.
Lead content development and dissemination of biannual external email newsletter, coordinating with other team members to ensure accurate content and timely distribution. Monitor media clips on a daily basis and identify clips that merit amplification via the website, social media, newsletters and other channels. Track, measure and analyze media and newsletter metrics and other relevant metrics and make data-informed recommendations and enhancements.
Provide light graphic design, typically utilizing existing Adobe Creative Cloud templates. Generate and edit content in collaboration with students, alumni, faculty and others for the Center’s website and other channels. Establish and maintain relationships with partners across the University community and externally to amplify content through a broad network; together with team members, contribute topic ideas for the Center’s podcast, conduct expert interviews, and assist with episode and asset development; manage communications around faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, ensuring that members of the Michigan community are recognized for significant achievements.
Bachelor degree or equivalent in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field, with at least 2 to 5 years of relevant experience. Outstanding organizational, communication, writing, editing and interpersonal skills. Experience developing communications for distribution across multiple platforms. Experience preparing for and conducting interviews with experts and individuals at multiple levels of an organization, with an ability to make interview subjects feel comfortable and confident in the final communication output. Ability to understand complex information and translate it for a general audience in a way that is both digestible and engaging. Proven ability to learn quickly, work efficiently and manage multiple projects and priorities at once, while working in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to both work independently with minimal supervision and work with others within a collaborative, team-based, positive work environment.
Scientific or grant writing experience.
This is a 24 month, term-limited position. The position may be extended if additional funding for the Center is secured in the future. The salary range for the position is $46,400-$58,000.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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