The Seven Hills School seeks an outgoing, highly organized, experienced content creator for the position of Communications Manager to join the Communications and Marketing Department. The Communications Manager will produce content for the school newsletter and print publications, have responsibility for maintenance of the schools custom WordPress websites, including content development and light programming, and oversee PR strategy and tactics. The position reports to the Director of Communications & Marketing.
Collaborate with department colleagues to manage and execute news gathering, copy writing, photography, and publishing of the online school newsletter.
Actively cultivate and maintain relationships with school leaders and faculty to facilitate a continuous flow of school-related news and photography opportunities for school publications and social media platforms.
Maintain content and functionality for the school’s custom WordPress websites.
Write, proofread, edit, and be edited to ensure all written content meets objectives, aligns with standards, and is error free.
Contribute to social media planning and content development and sharing.
Photograph large and small events, on and off-campus. Establish, manage, and maintain a highly organized system for digitally storing large photo libraries on data storage platforms.
Manage public relations strategy and tactics.
Some evening and weekend assignments.
Other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field.
3-5 years professional experience as a highly effective print news journalist/reporter.
1-2 years experience managing front and back ends of WordPress website.
3-5 years experience managing multiple simultaneous projects, meeting goals, deadlines, and budgets.
A representative collection of current writing samples will be required upon request.
Skills and Experience for Success in this Position:
Experience in print news media.
Experience writing effectively for a variety of audiences and media (print and digital), short and long news pieces, social media posts, web content, marketing collateral, and more.
Expertise in photography and photographic story-telling using a DSLR camera and video equipment and editing software.
Superb oral and written communication skills, and mastery of AP style and grammar.
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage a full pipeline of active projects and deadlines, learn new tricks and refine old ones, and produce highly effective results on deadline.
Operate as a self-starter, with the ability to effectively manage simultaneous assignments independently to successful conclusions.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituencies, including colleagues, students, families of students, alumni, friends of the school, etc.
Habit of maintaining a can-do, flexible attitude.
About The Seven Hills School
The Seven Hills School is a nonsectarian, co-educational day school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The largest non-church-affiliated independent school in Ohio, Seven Hills enrolls 1,016 students throughout the system, with 437 in our elementary division, 239 in middle and 340 in upper. Traditionally, 100% of our graduating class attends four-year colleges; the mid-range of SAT scores for graduating seniors is 1810 - 2120, and traditionally 75% of the class are recognized as AP Scholars. The school’s economic and geographic base is broad, and we are proud to serve a range of students.