Assistant Director of Content Creation for the Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago
June 19, 2018
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The Assistant Director of Content Creation for the Logan Center plans, schedules, and creates original content that promotes the Logan Center and the activities that take place within the building. Content includes but is not limited to: news articles, topical stories, press releases, blog entries, feature stories, editorials and op-eds, magazine articles, video interviews, video shorts, and podcast interviews. The Assistant Director of Content works closely with the Associate Director of Communications for UChicago Arts and the Logan Center to create editorial calendars and produce quality, accurate, and informative content to help builds audiences, inform donors and potential donors, and broaden the stories communicated about the Logan Center. This position works with staff of the Logan Center, often aligning with other UChicago Arts initiatives and departments, to build and engage on- and off-campus audiences. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications for UChicago Arts and the Logan Center, the Assistant Director will also work closely with the departmentâ™s part-time Social Media and Content Specialist and student interns.
Assist in the development and execution of a content management plan for the Logan Center.
Develop and implement content plans for select Logan Center programs and events.
Write and edit content for Logan Center materials, including the Logan Center quarterly brochure, email newsletters, blog, and feature stories.
Project and production management.
Work with Associate Director and Social Media and Content Specialist to develop editorial calendars and create content focused on the Logan Center and its users.
Oversee production of audiovisual content working with the Logan Center Media Center, student interns, and, as needed, freelance vendors.
Discharge copywriting and editing duties for collateral materials as well as digital and print advertising.
Coordinate UChicago Arts content strategy.
Work with the Associate Director to implement content strategies, where appropriate, for UChicago Arts events and programs.
Provide content assistance, as needed, to UChicago Arts content, such as the UChicago Arts quarterly magazine, feature stories, and press releases.
Serve as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts/UChicago Arts staff and assist with various programs and projects, and other duties as assigned.
Decision Quality and Accountability
Authentic and Effective Communications
Partnership and Collaboration
Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in arts, marketing, communications, or journalism related field preferred.
Content strategy development experience highly valued.
3-5 years of experience working in marketing and/or communications or journalism required.
3 years of experience in building audience for the arts and/or university campus programs preferred.
Experience writing content for print materials, digital media, and web required.
Relevant experience with social media platforms, including basic analytics and strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (other platforms may be included) required. Knowledge of best social media practices, live event integration, and audience engagement valued though not required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, website content management systems, and simple HTML highly valued though not required.
Strong knowledge of email distribution software (such as Constant Contact, Emma, or MailChimp) required.
Exceptional written and spoken communications skills required.
Copywriting, editing, and social media experience highly valued.
Design experience a plus.
General knowledge of consumer marketing strategy, branding, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media, and email campaign strategies preferred.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion required.
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills required.
Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team required.
Ability to manage conflict with grace and tact and to propose creative, win-win solutions required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population is expected.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Ability to manage a workload, prioritizing and executing multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety.
Considerable office work including ability to sit and use computers for 6 to 8 hours.
Occasional pushing and lifting of chairs and tables to set up events. Some light lifting (10- to 50lbs) is required.
Ability to travel to various campus locations.
Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Samples (3-4 samples)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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