Job Code: 4263 Grade: I To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter and three work samples (e.g. URL of your online portfolio).
Can you tell a story using multimedia? Are you a creative communicator who can make stories about higher education, online learning, and academic research accessible to a broad audience? Are you a strategic thinker who can amplify the impact of content by shaping it for the right digital and media channels to drive engagement and build community? Are you highly organized and comfortable in a fast-paced environment?
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is looking for a communicator who is a topnotch writer also versed in multimedia storytelling and social media outreach, to join its communications team. As a content and social media manager, you'll develop original content about new approaches to teaching, new modes of learning, new online courses and programs, and the future of higher educationfor a few different audiences. You will work with the senior director of communications and marketing, and the director of digital marketing and communications to plan and execute outreach strategies. You will be responsible for extending the reach of ideas to educators, as well as driving engagement in new educational opportunities among learners, through a variety of content formats and channels including web, social, and traditional media. You will oversee editorial voice, develop compelling written and video content, lead digital community-building, conduct traditional media outreach, and run data analytics. You will be responsible for liaising with faculty and staff to uncover stories about learning advances, creating videos that highlight faculty knowledge, writing feature stories that illuminate the student learning experience, building community among learners, and reaching out to journalists.
This position is creative as much as it is strategic. Applicants must have professional writing experience, familiarity with audio/video production, and solid knowledge of the current media/social media landscape. Successful candidates will be inquisitive and self-driven, able to plan and execute projects on a timeline, have good instincts for storytelling, exercise good judgment in making decisions, and understand how to analyze and report on data
We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. This is an opportunity to be part of a wonderful department and a team that works well together. If you are looking for a stimulating position in a very busy, highly productive environment, this is the job for you.
Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives
Manage an editorial calendar
Develop, execute and manage multimedia content:
Oversee editorial strategy and voice for multiple audiences across channels
Develop, execute and oversee written communications, audio and video productions of moderate complexity, including podcasts, presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence, and social media posts from original concept through final implementation with limited oversight
Recommend, implement and refine strategies that promote effective digital delivery of content
Lead digital community-building:
Serve as in-house digital media expert
Manage development and implementation of digital community strategy to engage educators and learners
Raise awareness of faculty thought leadership
Drive participation in educational programs
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university
Liaise with internal stakeholders such as program teams and campus partners to achieve program goals and to ensure coordination
Assist in developing strategies for brand management, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity, including managing comments on digital channels
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external collaboration partners
May hire, coach and manage staff
* Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the web, technology, social platforms, and ability to leverage current and future trends
Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proofreading
Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood
Ability to synthesize data
Demonstrated problem solver
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people
Ability to work collaboratively with team members, and internal communications groups across campus
Experience leading highly-functioning project teams
Proven success in social media distribution and conducting data analytics
Community engagement experience
Experience working in an academic or similar teaching/research setting with experts
Highly organized; able to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
Demonstrated curiosity and the ability to bring projects to fruition
Meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills
Working knowledge of the journalism landscape and key journalists covering academia
Strong MS Office suite skills
Experience with Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro a plus
Graphics and video design experience a plus
Certifications and Licenses: None WORKING CONDITIONS:
Occasional work on evenings, weekends, and flexible shifts
May have exposure to high voltage electricity, noise > 80dB TWA, confined spaces, and working at heights above 10 feet
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, speak
Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand
Visual acuity including color vision
Rarely sort/file paperwork
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class driver's license
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the university will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORK STANDARDS:
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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