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1. Manages relationships with external media sources. Pursues media coverage creatively and aggressively. Responds to inquiries from national and international news media, student media, the University community and the general public. 2. Enhances the overall quality of media relations for key stakeholders by preparing them for media interviews. Manages relationships with key campus stakeholders with a high degree of professionalism, judgment and understanding of stakeholder goals. 3. Creates compelling story ideas and narratives; produces content for both external and internal channels; writes copy and social media posts and manages content. 4. Plans social media strategies for key University communications and programs. Monitors University social media assets for negative comments or misinformation. 5. Supports short- and long-term communication planning with insights into audiences, channels and culture; coordinates with other communications professionals to achieve institutional goals; leads the communications process within developed standards and protocols. 6. Supports effective response strategies, often in crisis situations requiring 24/7 attention and intense media/public scrutiny, and articulates the University's position via personal interviews or written responses. 7. Produces multimedia content and manages the work of graphic and web designers, student interns, printers, video producers and photographers. 8. Manages communication plans for all stakeholders by understanding the significance of campus initiatives and/or academic work; creates compelling stories and messages to translate the significance through language that is clear and accessible for public awareness. 9. Develops and maintains regular contact with media representatives in multiple disciplines. 10. Maintains the Yale brand and graphic identity standards; supports and maintains standard operating procedures; contributes to digital asset management. 11. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience with communication pathways preferred by students as they source information about healthcare and other consumption of information. Experience in healthcare marketing.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience with communication pathways preferred by students as they source information about healthcare and other consumption of information. Experience in healthcare marketing.
Required Skill/ability 5: High degree of initiative, professionalism and independent judgment. Developed interviewing, oral and written communication and organizational skills. Ability to translate raw information to an easily readable format. Knowledge of journalism writing principles.
Posting Position Title: Communications, Senior Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Well-developed proof-reading and editing skills. Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation. Experience with Photoshop, Drupal and Indesign.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Communications Director - Yale Health
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated experience writing for publications in medicine, health or a related service industry. Outstanding interviewing, editing and writing skills and ability to develop interesting content suitable for web and non-web-based distribution. Proven experience in magazine or newspaper production and/or editing.
Required Skill/ability 4:
Well-developed creativity, initiative and self-confidence in order to support a diverse and evolving environment. Well-developed editing, negotiating and analytical skills as well as public presentation and organizational skills. Excellent attendance, punctuality and reliability.
Required Skill/ability 2:
Proficiency with existing and emerging social media platforms, survey building tools, and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with desktop publishing/layout programs such as Adobe's Creative Suite. Ability to identify and learn new technology.
Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field and eight years of experience in public relations, journalism, television, corporate communications or agency work or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in developing communications for a range of media and working with creative professionals in design, photography or video.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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