Job ID: 2020-7142 Type: NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001) # of Openings: 1 Category: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Media/Video/Audio New York University
The New York University Tandon School of Engineering is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Communications Manager, NYC Media Lab.
Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership dedicated to driving innovation, entrepreneurship and job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities, its companies and entrepreneurs in New York City. Comprised of a consortium including New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York University and Columbia University as Founding Partners as well as The School of Visual Arts, The New School, CUNY, and Pratt Institute, NYC Media Lab's goals are to generate research and development, knowledge transfer, talent and startup formation related to media across all of the city’s stakeholders.
The Lab is built on corporate membership, including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Audible, Bloomberg LP, Charter Spectrum, Hakuhodo, Havas, Hearst Corporation, NBCUniversal, Publicis Groupe, Verizon, and Viacom. Associated Press, Tenfore Holdings and Universal Music Group are members. Member companies participate in events on technology issues; connect with one another and with faculty, students, and other university resources; and direct prototyping projects on areas of interest to them. NYC Media Lab directs various entrepreneurship programs to drive emerging media technology startup formation, such as The Combine, its accelerator program for university startups.
The Communications Manager is responsible for internal and external communication strategy and initiatives for NYC Media Lab’s communications and marketing practice. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with a passion for the media and communications industry and demonstrated experience driving the narrative of a community. The Manager will lead program strategy development, short term and long-term planning and partnership development to support engagement and community building among internal and external stakeholders in the Center’s ecosystem. In addition, the Manager will collaborate with colleagues across the Center and its partners to connect to relevant activities. Plan and execute high-quality events series which bring together the Lab’s diverse stakeholders ranging from graduate students to senior executives at the world’s leading media companies.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: 3+ years
Preferred Experience: 5+ years
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills. An understanding of the dynamics of the media and communications industries and enterprises generally. Good judgment in managing communications and relationships. Strong evidence of organizational abilities, adaptability and ability to prioritize. Event management skills. Capability of working within a small and growth-oriented team- a ‘startup’ mentality. Ability to excel in an environment that receives a high volume of communications. Demonstrable experience in basic tools of the trade- managing social media, creating content, basic skills manipulating video and audio, some front end web development skills a plus.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong quantitative and problem solving skills, comfort with networking and leading events. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders from various backgrounds including government and academic institutions.
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