The Buckley School is a dynamic, nurturing learning community committed to equity and inclusion, and as such, seeks to hire talented teachers and staff with diverse backgrounds.
The Buckley School is looking for a CONTENT CREATOR to work in the Communications Office. This a new position created to generate more content for Buckley’s website and social media channels — as a writer, reporter, photographer, and graphic designer. Working closely with the Digital Content Manager and reporting to the director of communications, the Content Creator is the creative soul of the Communications Office, seeking out stories about the Buckley community and telling them verbally and visually in a modern, equitable, dynamic, and inspiring way.
Creates daily content for Buckley’s social media channels, website, emails, and print materials, generating and managing posts across several This includes:
Conducting interviews, via email, phone, Zoom, or in person
Taking pictures anywhere on or off campus, of Buckley-related events or members of the Buckley community
Working with an outside photographer or videographer to capture needed content
Writing news articles, captions, magazine content, or any other materials for the above media channels
Designing social media posts, printed graphics, slide presentations, invitations, posters, flyers, as needed
Works with the director of communications on social media content and timing in order to achieve admission, advancement, and community goals
Works with various clubs, leaders, and community groups (e.g., community service, PA, varsity teams, Diversity Club) to gather, assess, edit, and strategically promote their news and content across platforms
Understands how to use Buckley’s assets (color palette, fonts, logos, and style guide) according to best practices in design, marketing and brand development
Organizes and manages the Photo Archive
Works with the digital content manager and director of communications to align web, print, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing
Attends on and off-campus events as a reporter, photographer, and representative of the school
Willing and available to work during evenings and weekends if needed
Willing and able to report to work on campus
Full time benefits available. The Communications Office at Buckley works in collaboration with the Advancement and Admission Offices to promote hospitality, clear and accurate information, a vision for equity, and community pride.
EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required
Models the highest standards of professionalism and creates warm, uplifting and trusting working relationships marked by humor, positivity, humility, empathy, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and collaboration
Demonstrates great individual integrity, initiative, self-awareness, commitment to personal and professional growth, and the ability to receive and apply feedback
Relishes the joys and challenges of working with K-12 students and faculty in an independent school environment
Committed to the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Demonstrates adaptability, dependability, good judgment, strong social skills, impressive communication skills in writing and speaking, and the abilities to read, assess, imagine, evaluate, calculate, and make wise decisions
Models a growth mindset and continuous learning
Demonstrates strong and timely communication skills in person, in writing, by phone and through other electronic means (such as Zoom), including the ability to write, proofread, and edit
Thinks and acts strategically and creatively
Outstanding project management skills including ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through in a timely manner
Persistent without being pushy; works easily with many different people and accommodates others’ schedules in order to get the right stories for Buckley
Willingness to engage in on-going professional development and networking
Proficient in the use of a digital camera
Detail-oriented with a clean aesthetic sensibility and deep knowledge of visual storytelling that includes illustration, design, motion graphics, photography, video, and all combinations thereof
Independent school or higher education experience preferred
This position requires adaptability, analyzing, assessing, calculating, decision making, dependability, good judgment, reading, memorizing, social skills, speaking, multitasking, and writing
Additional Salary Information: Wage is dependent on years of relevant experience.
BENEFITS: In addition to 10 vacation days, accrue 10 days of personal leave, which can be cashed out at the end of the year; 100% match on contributions to the retirement plan up to 5% of earnings; full medical, dental, vision benefits.
About The Buckley School
The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy, the 4-Fold Plan of Education, which melds a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment.
The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, physical development and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ full potential.