This position will provide communications leadership to the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC). The mission of IGTC is to prevent death and disease from tobacco products by generating evidence to support effective tobacco control interventions. The Communications Associate is responsible for developing a portfolio of materials and initiatives for internal and external audiences.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, plan, implement, and maintain a comprehensive strategic and innovative communications plan for the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, including social media and web presence, to be carried out through a wide variety of communication vehicles, for IGTC activities including project findings, publications/reports, and significant initiatives and programs
Promote the visibility of IGTC success stories, events, programs, products, staff, and students through a variety of approaches, both web and print and for both internal and external audiences.
Generate and recommend original and creative approaches and content to communicate and promote specific subject matter, including branding. Ensure that all communications adhere to the School and IGTC design style guides, and that quality of products meet IGTC standards. Work with IGTC staff to obtain quality visual assets for reporting and promotion. Identify visuals for projects, recommended media for dissemination, develop and disseminate key messages.
Oversee administration, maintenance, and content management of the IGTC websites. Ensure content is up-to-date and accurate, and that all links work. Ensure that webpage design adheres to the School and IGTC design style guides and with quality that meets IGTC standards. Report monthly on analytics, including number & content of posts/tweets, with recommendations on how to improve the reach and effectiveness of IGTC communications.
Draft and edit op-eds, letters to the editor, news releases, talking points, speeches, newsletters, research blasts, presentations and other materials. Write, design, produce and edit multiple and varied publications, reports, web pages, grants, executive remarks, media releases, videos, fact sheets, infographics, presentations, announcements, campaigns, and conference booths, including strategic selection and layout of artwork, graphics, pictures and illustrations.
Manage staff, vendors, translations and other contract workers to execute communication needs.
Solicit content from IGTC faculty and students to support public relations and marketing efforts.
Develop, update and maintain a public relations/marketing calendar of award submission dates, conferences, thematic days in global health, meetings, and other related events.
Develop innovative and compelling content for multimedia materials that support the goals and objectives of IGTC.
Collaborate with IGTC faculty to write reports for donors. Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for donors on web analytics. Stay abreast of relevant global health news, developments and events and keep IGTC faculty and staff up to date as needed.
Manage or lead IGTC event planning/participation. Set meeting agendas and maintain meeting minutes. Develop project workplans and timelines with key milestones. Ensure milestones are met and that deliverables are received on time, and invoices are ready for processing. Proactively liaise and correspond with project team, contractors and other related personnel & partners.
Conduct communications and marketing trainings for IGTC affiliates.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Four (4) years related experience.
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the * JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Outstanding writing, research, and editing skills. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in creating new content while maintaining collaborative relationships. Experience making challenging subjects accessible for lay audiences. Strong working knowledge of graphic design, website maintenance and social media strategies.
Please note this position is classified as “asked to work” meaning during delayed openings or JHU closures, you may be asked to complete urgent tasks critical for the Institute.
Able to travel internationally, as needed.
Classified Title: Communications Associate Working Title: Communications Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: 59,280 -$81,435/ commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 -5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001128-Administration Personnel area: School of Public Health
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