Editorial Assistant II (Editorial & Communications Assistant)
Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
May 22, 2017
USA - MA - Boston
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
Based in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity works with communities, community agencies, state and local government, and other partners to develop, implement, and evaluate methodologies and interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity and reduce overweight and chronic disease risk among children, youth, and their families, and to reduce and eliminate disparities in these outcomes.
This position primarily performs editorial and communications duties under the direction of the Project Manager related to project-specific materials in preparation for final publication, including on Harvard Prevention Research Center's (HPRC) websites.
Specific job functions include the following:
-Maintain, update, and provide basic technical support for HPRC websites through Wordpress Content Management System, editing and drafting new material, uploading content and images, monitoring website analytics and compiling reports. -Facilitate the promotion of HPRC research activity (studies, presentations, conferences, etc.) - Assist in the preparation of translating and tailoring research results into accessible messaging/materials for different audiences - Maintain social media (Twitter) accounts, and collaborating and maintaining communication with project team, monitoring and collecting research-related news clips and media coverage. -Provide basic graphic design support, which may include working with researchers to develop individual graphics or full layout and aesthetic for briefs, presentations, and other products. -Prepare agendas and taking notes at communication and project-specific meetings.
Please Note: This is position is Part Time and benefits eligible at 17.5 hours a week. Please Note: This position has a term appointment of June 30, 2018. Please Note: Finalists may be required to complete a translation exercise to demonstrate the ability to translate research for a general audience (lay summary of research article and social media post); sample of original graphic or infographic or an additional sample of original work, such as writing sample.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
- 2+ years of related experience; education may count towards experience.
- Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred. - Competency using a variety of computer software and experience with (or willingess to learn) image creation/editing tools and website multimedia development tools, including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Google Analytics and Wordpress. - Interest in nutrition and physical activity promotion, interest in learning new technologies, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, detail oriented and strong team player, able to multitask between projects, organized. Demonstrated ability to translate and communicate scientific findings. Overall strong writing, editing, and content development capabilities.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.