Job Description Summary The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is home to almost 800 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty dedicated to the study of the art and science of the built environment, and about 60 staff members. A small and vital college in one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands both expertise in a specific discipline and wide knowledge in the liberal arts.
Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for Cornell AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and in what was traditionally known as lower Manhattan's financial district area in New York City. The departments offer additional extensive opportunities for international study across the globe. In Ithaca, the college spans five buildings, including Milstein Hall, historic Sibley Hall, an 8,000-square-foot digital and analog shop facility and the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall, Tjaden Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building.
The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) Office of Communications establishes and stewards the college brand, visual identity, editorial style and voice, and produces communication materials for distribution via print and electronic platforms. Through accurate, timely, and strategic communication of news and information about the college, the communications office advances the college brand, reputation, and awareness among prospective students and faculty, peer institutions, industry, and alumni. The communications office also assists internal customers with their communications needs through editorial support, graphic design consultation, web training, and other capacity building.
The part-time communications assistant specializing in writing, under the direction of the director of communications, is responsible for conceptualizing, producing, and editing a variety of print and electronic communications, including: biannual magazine, news briefs, and press releases and proofreading webpages submitted by AAP content contributors via a content management system (CMS). The assistant will contribute to social media strategy, planning, and posting. In all media, the assistant will ensure compliance with college visual identity, branding, editorial style, and messaging guidelines and design standards.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, two years of college coursework, or Associates degree or equivalent; more than 4, but less than 6 years of experience, or equivalent.
The successful candidate will possess a high degree of attention to detail and strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects successfully in a fast-paced environment. Experience writing, editing, and proofreading for print and electronic communications is essential for the position, as well as a background in magazine production. In addition, the assistant position requires familiarity in graphic design as it relates to web and print design.
Accomplished editor, writer, and proofreader
Strong project management skills
Experience maintaining websites using content management systems or other web authoring tools
Knowledge of magazine production
Bachelor's Degree with some architectural and/or art coursework
Knowledge of Basecamp or similar project management tool
Experience engaging in social media channels
Ability to design print materials using InDesign and Il
Background developing communication materials in an academic setting
Bachelor's degree in English, literature, creative writing, journalism, interactive media, communications, or related publications field. A minimum of three years of communications experience in print and electronic publishing, proven creativity, and a strong sense of design or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This is a part time position at 20 hours per week. There is no relocation or visa sponsorship for this position.
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