The University of Chicago, Office of Communications, is seeking a Communications Specialist who will play an integral role in executing and evaluating plans for public relations and social media initiatives. The candidate must be an exceptional project manager with attention to detail, highly organized and a strong communicator. This integrated role will execute all aspects of social content, including writing and editing as well as the management of visitor experience-related websites and event promotion. The right candidate will be a self-starter who is willing and able to roll up his/her sleeves and accomplish tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position will report to the Executive Director of Communications Strategy and Chief of Staff.Public Relations SkillsSupport the Executive Director of Communications Strategy with logistics for various projects and external/internal events as neededDevelop content (agendas, presentations, video, external speakers, etc.) for employee meetings of all sizes (from annual all-campus communicator events to quarterly all-staff).Assist with major University announcements, including development of timelines, key messages and coordination with cross-campus communicatorsCollaborate with various offices across campus to create a calendar events and noticesResponsible for maintenance and accuracy of University events calendarMonitor news coverage around specific announcements and trendsSocial Media SkillsSupport the Assistant Director, Social Media Engagement to research, create, edit, publish and share engaging social media and web-based content (articles, images, videos and surveys); design content to promote University events, announcements and noticesSupport the development and execution of the editorial calendar by collaborating with campus departments to ensure newsworthy and relevant elements are includedRespond, in a timely fashion, to follower's posts, comments and questions, in line with University moderation policies, procedures and guidelines; monitor engagement and identify new ways to increase participation and action
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing email@example.com with their request.
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