Coordinates all media and performs variety of writing and editorial duties
Oversees distribution of press releases and photos
Edits variety of materials
Oversees production of scholarly books
Maintains Department webpage and other forms of communication
Coordinates relationship with alum/readers and public audience
1. Reporting to Director of Administration, serves as key contact person and coordinator for all media and performs a variety of writing and editorial duties: Writes and submits for final approval: press releases, articles, newsletter submissions, news stories, features, profiles, marketing/advertising materials, indices, handbooks, reports, web content, and more as needed - Oversees distribution of press releases to media; takes event photographs; maintains photos, clip and contact files; may organize and over see photo shoots, reporter visits, media launches, and related events as directed; posts listings of department events in media and acts as publicity liaison to other Harvard departments and schools/universities; maintains department e-lists - Edits all elements for style, substance and organization. Reorganizes text to create consistency in grammar, format, and message. Reviews, proofs and fact-checks all copy, and performs layout work;
2. Oversees all aspects of production of Music Department scholarly books; copy editing, fact checking and quality assurance stages; often using desktop publishing or other publication-specific software tools. Serves as liaison to contributors/faculty/authors and others directly involved in the published work: solicits chapters, edits submissions, conveys editorial comments, resolves issues, ensures deadlines are met; ensures permissions standards for content and image are consistent and documented; coordinates post production activities, such as promotion, distribution coordination, printing and production, copyright registration, and permissions activities.
3. Maintains Music Department Web pages and other forms of electronic communication including Facebook; creates content and curates department website and Facebook pages
4. Coordinates, maintains, and grows relationship with readers/audiences including undergraduates, graduate students, the general public, alumni, funders, and prospective students; gives tours of the department; answers questions about the department via email, phone, and visits by prospective students.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
This is part-time, 28 hours per week position.
Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a modified manner – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Minimum of BA degree; experience may count towards Education requirement.
5+ years of experience in Communications. Must have a background or experience in the Arts.
Five plus years related experience. Strong working knowledge of printing, publishing and/or graphics arts procedures and related computer software and electronic communications tools. Proven command of editorial, grammatical, writing skills and techniques. Requires advanced knowledge of desktop publishing and/or graphics software, especially Indesign, Word, Photoshop, Dreamweaver software.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53439BR
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