Requisition # 2017-7703 Department Library - Main Category Communications and Public Relations Date Posted 7/10/2017 Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline ..
The Communications Assistant position will provide support to Princeton University Library's Communications Manager in day-to-day communications and marketing activities. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly-organized individual with strong writing, social media and people skills. It is a dynamic, fast-paced, high volume environment, requiring a positive attitude and flexible mindset.
Princeton University Library is a central hub of University research, teaching and learning activity, serving students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, alumni, the community and other audiences. With more than 350 employees in 10 locations (including the main location, The Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library), effective internal and external communications are vital to creating and maintaining the highest quality service for our patrons in support of the University's mission.
The Library communications program is newly formed with strategic planning and myriad initiatives underway for both internal and external communications. This is a newly created position.
Embracing change and exploring best practices for fostering a culture of inclusion and unity are key communications goals. Collaboration and supportive teamwork are essential to success in this position.
Assist with tracking and organizing Library news and information in support of strategic communications and marketing plan
Interact with staff across Library
Assist with publications program (both electronic and print), including proofreading
Update Library website and staff intranet site (news items and communications-related content)
Coordinate with staff photographer: archive images to server; maintain photo library
Post on Library social media accounts and coordinate with main Office of Communications social media team in support of Social Media Plan
Track social media stats and prepare reports for data-drive decision making
Update databases and media lists
Post Library events information to OIT timeline system and other University calendars
Attend events; take photos at events
Draft press releases and other communications tools
Write news stories and articles for Library website, staff newsletter, and other media
Prepare staff newsletter in e-communications software (such as Direct Mail for Mac, Mailchimp, Constant Contact)
Update template materials in InDesign
Other tasks as required
1-3 years related experience
Demonstrated writing and proofreading skills; final candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample
Strong attention to details and highly organized
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop
Experience with CMS software
BA in English, Journalism, Communications or related subject
Web coding (Drupal, WordPress) experience
Experience using and conducting research at academic libraries
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Princeton University requires all candidates to complete a background check successfully prior to the start of employment. The type and extent of background checks may vary depending on job requirements and/or functions.
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural scienc...es and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.