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Manages multiple Institute-run websites and EPIC's e-mail marketing initiatives. This includes producing regular emails to stakeholders, a monthly e-newsletter and maintaining robust stakeholder and media lists.
Manages multiple social media accounts, including creating and maintaining a content calendar and developing, purchasing and monitoring the success of social advertising. Develops new ideas to improve the Insituteâ™s social media positioning and engagement.
Develops strategies and other creative solutions to boost online engagement and grow EPICâ™s e-mail marketing lists; monitors and tracks online presence, records analytics, and uses data to inform EPICâ™s digital and social strategies.
Conducts stakeholder and media mapping activities in preparation for new programming or research with the goal of properly targeting the most appropriate audience and expanding stakeholder engagement.
Manages publicity and other responsibilities surrounding events and general programming.
Monitors the online presence (websites and social media) of associated schools and centers, as well as the University of Chicago's news and events pages, for energy-related updates that would be appropriate for cross-promotion.
Drafts and edits occasional short news stories and other content under tight deadlines.Â Â This includes writing profiles of students, researchers and other initiatives.
Monitors, tracks and reports on media coverage of the institutes' researchers and issues of topical interest. Manages daily news monitoring e-mail.
Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media, which may include Web site development and maintenance; speeches and personal contact. The incumbent is still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
Solves a range of straightforward problems, as work assignments are difficult and broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field.
Minimum of three to five years of relevant experience.
Managing websites, email and social media accounts in a professional capacity.
Agency experience highly valued.
Experience in energy/environmental issues strongly desired and encouraged to apply.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based communication methods and tools such as MailChimp and WordPress (or similar platforms).Â
Knowledge of current trends and best practices in digital engagement and their applications to communication strategies, including through web, email and social media.Â
Exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently with a high degree of initiative and collaboratively as part of a team.
Work effectively with management, staff, researchers, students, and outside vendors and collaborators.Â
Strategic and creative thinking, project management and planning skills.
Manage and prioritize job tasks, perform effectively in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines in a timely manner while maintaining professionalism and product quality.Â
Excellent organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills, creativity, flexibility and attention to detail.Â
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