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The Assistant Director of Content Strategy manages the School of Foreign Service's (SFS) editorial calendar and ensures that new web stories and profiles are continually added to the SFS websites and social media accounts. S/he provides a variety of editorial services in addition to research and data management and analysis for the SFS Centennial campaign, and related technical training to SFS programs. The incumbent also adds content to the website and manages multiple student employees working on the communications team, assigning their tasks and working together with them to ensure quality content that will represent the School. Reporting to the Director of Communications and working in close collaboration with the SFS Communications team and the Dean's Office, the Assistant Director has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Editing and Content Production
Manages the SFS Editorial Calendar and strategy for the website, newsletters, and social media, writing stories and profiles for the SFS websites, newsletters, social media, and publications.
Ensures the production and delivery of the SFS Week in Preview, and monthly alumni and current student/faculty/staff newsletters.
Supervises student workers and assigns content production tasks, editing their copy for SFS outreach and handling all administrative tasks related to student workers.
Coordinates event coverage, including photography, video and written content for SFS communications channels.
Copy edits, fact checks, and advises on design of SFS publications including the SFS magazine (print), SFS newsletters (SFS Week in Preview, SFS News), brochures, event programs, and any other new and revised School publications.
Maintains content on the main SFS website, contributing and collaborating on social media content.
Advises on content strategy for video in collaboration with Assistant Director for Multimedia Production and Director of Communications.
Archives multimedia, photos, news stories, and other data, providing content assistance for the graduate and undergraduate programs for Admissions.
Coordinates with University communications on written content.
Research, Data Management, and Technical Administration
Coordinates with SFS communications team to implement Dean's School-wide communications strategies.
Collects stories, bios, internship locations, and related data, identifying opportunities for use.
Collaborates on analysis of website and social media outreach and advises programs on A/V needs for events.
In coordination with the Assistant Director of Multimedia Production, provides training to those who utilize the technologies necessary for content and website maintenance across the School, and guidance to School programs for graphic design and multimedia development.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in related field of study and 3-4 years of related professional experience
Strong writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate past examples of editorial judgment
Experience producing written content for the web a plus, as is any experience in a news or editorial environment
Knowledge of Drupal, Wordpress, and social media platforms.
Familiarity with website content management system (CMS) environments, CSS and HTML is preferred
Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of different distribution media and the ability to tailor content to the strengths of each medium preferred
Familiarity with desktop publishing software and experience managing contacts with designers and printers is a plus
Prior experience with newsletter production and/or online media a plus
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