Within this portal you'll find hundreds of career opportunities. We offer free access to all job seekers in the journalism community, member and non-members, including confidential resume posting, career-related content and multiple ways to search for jobs.
Communication Specialist for Earth & Atmsopheric Sciences/Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00028904
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18.
Who We Are:
Cornell's College of Engineering (COE) has a long and storied history of distinction, creativity and impact. The departments of mechanic arts (now mechanical engineering) and civil engineering date to the University's founding. The College established the nation's first electrical engineering department in 1889 and awarded the nation's first doctorates in both electrical and industrial engineering. Its legacy continues to this day, as Cornell Engineering brings together the best minds from across disciplines to invent disruptive technologies and discover novel solutions to complex and challenging problems. It is a global leader in research, teaching, and advancing diversity in the field. COE is also a key collaborator across the rich interdisciplinary landscape at Cornell University, playing a role in all of the university's Radical Collaborations to address society's most challenging problems. The college enrolls a diverse and talented student body that includes 3,200+ undergraduate students and 2100+ graduate students, and has over 46,600 living alumni around the globe. COE is home to a diverse, collaborative, talented and dedicated 200+ tenured and tenure-track faculty, plus research faculty and professors of practice who work each day to change the world. Faculty span 10 departments, schools and programs with a footprint in both Ithaca and New York City.
What you will do:
This is a full-time position with dual reporting to Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and close coordination with the College of Engineering's Marketing and Communications team. The Communications Specialist will manage and oversee the departments' web sites, social media, print and video media, marketing and general communications. In collaboration with the College's Marketing and Communications team, they will assist in the identification of new marketing and communications opportunities, the collection of data, information, pictures, media, and other content related to potential and ongoing news stories, and the monitoring of current content on websites, social media platforms, and other communications-related outlets.
They will write short articles and introductions regarding school and program news, awards, faculty, student and staff achievements, events, celebrations, etc. Manage intranet sites and electronic forms and tools. Perform maintenance and train contributors in the use of the content management system. Assist in the creation and ongoing management of social media content for the school's site and third-party applications, such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Provide graphic design for Web sites and other marketing materials. Initiate creative concepts and projects for the school's communications portfolio, including Web sites, visual displays (paper and electronic), and other marketing-orientated applications. Create and distribute event programs, announcements, and signage. Develop and update content for the department visual displays.
The Communications Specialist will partner with College-level branding experts in both Engineering and CALS to promote brand awareness and adherence to College-level and University-level marketing and communications guidelines and best practices.
This position is full-time and is located in Ithaca, New York. This position is expected to work on the Ithaca campus as well as perform a portion of the work remotely with the possibility of being a 100% remote work arrangement.
What We Need:
Bachelor's degree in English, creative writing, journalism, Web design, interactive/new media or related marketing field and a minimum of two years of Web experience in a professional environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Proven customer service skills, high attention to detail.
Experience with graphic editing software, including Adobe Creative Suite. Must be able to provide a portfolio of CMS-based Web sites maintained and managed. Ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with faculty, students, and staff in a professional and collaborative manner. Ability to work independently, to respond quickly and effectively to multiple assignments, to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
What We Prefer:
Experience with video capture, editing, and posting. An enthusiasm for emerging social media. Knowledge, interest or work experience within a field of science or technology. Training and/or experience maintaining and managing CMS-based (Common Spot, Drupal) websites a plus. Ability to use graphics software. Proficient in use of Final Cut pro X or Adobe Premier, Photoshop, DSLR cameras, video cameras, and other media production equipment.
Rewards and Benefits:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
When applying through our system, please submit both a cover letter and resume/CV for full consideration. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
There is no relocation or visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
Communication Spec II
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.
ONA's programs are supported by an array of premiere foundations and leaders in journalism and technology. Explore the database and you'll discover new tools, educational opportunities, potential partners and more.