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The Communications Specialist works closely with the Director of Communications and the Editorial Manager in the development of written and visual content for all communications outputs for the School of Public Health and its Centers and Departments. This includes but is not limited to e-communications, websites, social media channels, as well as presentations and events. The position will assist in creating and disseminating content as well as providing support in the day-to-day operation and strategy for communications initiatives for the School. The Communications Specialist will monitor and oversee the Schoolâ™s social media channels. The incumbent will write news articles, develop and enhance content across platforms (print, social media, web and digital), and provide web content management services to the School and its Centers and Departments.
Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelorâ™s degree and at least three to five years of experience working in editorial and media production
Proven experience in social media strategy and execution
Prior experience utilizing visual editing tools, such as Canva or the Adobe Suite (PS, ID, AI)
Prior experience working on web platforms such as Wordpress and Drupal
Strong writing and editing skills
Experience working in visual editing platforms such as Adobe (PS, ID, AI) or Canva
Experience interfacing with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
Strong sense of design and visual balance
Organized, with project management skills
Fluency in full suite of Adobe design software (PS, ID, AI), Microsoft suite, Drupal content management, social media platforms
Knowledge of Wordpress and Drupal a plus
Strong research skills
Knowledge of and interest in public health a plus
Ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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