The Assistant Director, Digital Content in Advancement Communications is a versatile content development and digital media/publishing specialist who provides expertise and support for online and digital communications efforts that help advance Brownâ™s fundraising and alumni engagement priorities. This includes planning, writing, editing, and producing copy and graphics for web, email, and social media campaigns and multimedia projects; ensuring that all content is aligned with strategic priorities and messaging and is relevant and engaging to audiences; supporting the production and publishing workflows for multiple platforms and channels and the measurement of these efforts.
Reporting to the Director, Content Strategy and Planning, and part of a creative team, the Assistant Director, Digital Content is a strong collaborator, working closely with other content creators, strategists, designers, videographers, project managers, and division units to successfully execute projects, ensure the highest quality and effectiveness, and continually improve communications and social media efforts that are crucial to the success of Brownâ™s ongoing digital engagement. In addition, the Assistant Director, Digital Content provides editorial support for other collateral and communications pieces as needed (campaign materials, video content, e-newsletters), contributing creativity, expertise, and consultation on client projects and supporting strategies on how to best use communications channels to meet division goals. Â
â—Â Â Â Bachelorâ™s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field required, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with demonstrated competencies in writing and digital communications. â—Â Â Â Minimum of 5 years experience and demonstrated proficiency (or expertise) developing, distributing and measuring content for social media and web-based communications channels, preferably in a higher education, non-profit and/or advancement setting. Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising communications is helpful. A portfolio of samples is required.
â—Â Â Â Superb verbal and written communication skills, proven craftsmanship in writing and editing, ability to write within an established editorial style. Strong interviewing, editing and proofreading skills.Â â—Â Â Â Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels and manage projects that involve multiple stakeholders. â—Â Â Â Ability to work independently and proactively; to work effectively in a group and as a member of a project team; to manage multiple, concurrent projects while maintaining quality, creativity and attention to detail. â—Â Â Â Strategic thinker who can align content work with project and program goals â—Â Â Â Ability to understand and leverage digital tools, and assess performance as a basis for planning. Experience with web, email, and social media platforms, publishing and content management systems. â—Â Â Â Experience reporting, measuring, and analyzing web and social media data analytics and related tools, such as Google Analytics. â—Â Â Â Proficiency consistently applying institutional brand and established editorial style guidelines. â—Â Â Â Familiarity with preparing images for digital publication using Photoshop or equivalent graphics software, as well as basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, SEO, web UX/UI design best practices. Graphic design experience, and familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and other Adobe Creative Suite programs, a plus.Â â—Â Â Â Familiarity with laws and statutes governing privacy, copyright, fair use and other areas of intellectual property as it pertains to distributing content. â—Â Â Â Demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Â
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