1. Brand & Communications Strategy. Develops and executes public relations strategy, output, and performance for the department with the goal of increasing media impressions in local, national, industry-specific and alumni media. Creates communications strategy to showcase top technologies available for license. Ensures consistent look and tone for all department communications, including written content, website and social media. 2. Media Relations. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with media representatives. Identifies opportunities to work with other the departments, university publications and the Office of Public Affairs to develop and publicize stories. 3. Content Creation. Assesses the University faculty inventions and student startups for newsworthiness and create compelling news and public relations content. Creates engaging, dynamic content for the public, including press releases, blog articles, website updates, newsletter articles and social media. 4. Outreach. Manages delivery channels for newsworthy content, including updating and maintaining the department websites, social media accounts, and articles for email newsletters, and creating video, print, and on-campus events. Creates websites that embed existing content from Yale and external sites (publications related to the technology, videos featuring inventor, profile on Yale Bulletin and Calendar innovators webpage). 5. Other. Seeks out, negotiates with and recommends external organizations that can provide services that optimize both the cost and functionality of the new communications strategy. Ensures that all communications conform to the University guidelines. Hires student workers as needed to assist in producing copy. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Masters or higher degree in economics, public policy, international development or equivalent working knowledge of economics; plus two years' related experience.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Masters or higher degree in economics, public policy, international development or equivalent working knowledge of economics; plus two years' related experience.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
Posting Position Title: Communications Officer 1
Required Skill/ability 3: Experience creating and maintaining webpages, and writing and disseminating social media content.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Communications Specialist
Required Skill/ability 1: Strong understanding of economics, as demonstrated by coursework, written outputs or other similar channels.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and balance priorities, as needed.
Required Skill/ability 2: Outstanding writing skills and ability to develop interesting content. Of particular interest are skills in public communications and grant proposals, including an ability to integrate economics research into coherent and effective written materials for both academic and lay audiences.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of experience in website design, production, marketing, project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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