Coordinates and contributes to the planning, development, and dissemination of information intended to keep the public informed of the organizationâ™s research, accomplishments, and points of view.Â
Coordinates and contributes the development and implementation of communications plans for the organization, including for individual projects and overall communications plans for the Crime Lab and Education Lab.Â
Draft content for the website and upload content to the website using a content management system.Â
Draft internal and external-facing documents including presentations, newsletters, and project summaries.Â
Manages event preparation and planning, communication, and execution.
Supports the organizationâ™s response to external inquiries from policymakers and the press.Â
Conduct background research for presentations and written materials.Â
Track media mentions using a media database.
Track events , and upcoming research releases.Â
Manage and update contact lists for press, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders.Â
Design documents, social media graphics, and data visualizations Â using graphic design software. Â
Design Draft and design email newsletters and manage email database in MailChimp.Â
Draft, design and Â and publish social media content to a variety of platforms. Track metrics and insights.Â
Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media,Â which may include Web site development and maintenance; speeches and personal contact. The incumbent is stillÂ acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
Solves a range of straightforward problems, as work assignments are difficult and broad in nature, usually requiringÂ originality and ingenuity.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in journalism, communications, social policy, or related field.Â Â
Experience in communications, public affairs, or media relations in public policy, political, or non-profit organizations.Â
Experience with website content management systems (e.g., WordPress), experience creating and editing content with audiences and SEO in mind, anâ¯understanding of search engine optimization writing and best practices strongly preferred.
Experience developing content for a variety of social media platforms.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Experience with graphic design software (such as Illustrator) and email marketing tools (such as MailChimp).
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.Â Â
Strong writing skills.Â
Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skill.Â Â
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to take initiative and a proactive approach to tasks and projects.Â Â
Positive, flexible, and collaborative team player.
Ability to execute sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.Â
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