Assistant Director of Digital and Social Media, Stanford Law School
December 22, 2017
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Reporting to the Associate Dean for Communications and Public Relations, the Assistant Director of Digital and Social Media is a key position that touches all aspects of the work of the department and interacts with all levels of staff, the Dean and faculty. The position will develop and implement the digital community strategy and manage online news content in support of department/law school goals and in collaboration with the Associate Directors of Publications, Media Relations and Online Communications and Identity and key stakeholders across the organization. This position will spearhead our institutional digital/social media channels and activities, including ongoing maintenance and content for these channels, working with partners throughout the law school to advance their social media activities, monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of our social media activities and recommending improvements, managing our digital/rich media assets, and in some cases creating and producing rich media and other content.
Manage development and implementation of digital community strategy for the law school, including how to engage customers and fundamentally impact their relationship with constituents through social media channels, blogs and the web. Partner with departments, clinics, programs/centers, faculty and others to achieve goals and ensure coordination.
Responsible for ownership and management of institutional digital channels and/or the web.
Provide strategic social media advice and support to key stakeholders (e.g. faculty, departments, programs & centers), including keeping them abreast of/educating/supporting them around social media channel design changes and updates.
Create and curate content and news and promote across the law school's social/digital media channels (via blogs, Storify, videos, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, website homepage, website news center, magazine blog/online features, and more). Oversee editorial strategy and voice of the content through the channels.
Create/produce rich media content, including photography and video, and strategy for online use.
Perform daily monitoring and conduct social media analysis; set measurable goals for success/benchmarking; manage constituent complaints and reputational issues and other high priorities on digital channels.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
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