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The Office of Communications at Harvard Law School performs a wide range of communications functions in support of HLS and its mission. This includes producing and sharing informative, engaging content and communications across multiple channels and with audiences on campus and around the globe; providing guidance to members of the HLS community; and collaborating with partners throughout the school, across the university, and beyond to share information, help foster community, and deepen the understanding of and appreciation for the work being done across HLS.
As an integral member of Harvard Law School's Office of Communications, the Digital and Multimedia Content Specialist is responsible for creating and curating content for Harvard Law School's digital properties, including the HLS website and flagship social media channels. Working in partnership with the Social Media Manager, the Multimedia Producer and Editor, and others across the editorial and digital strategy teams and school, the Digital and Multimedia Content Specialist will help strategize and create compelling multimedia assets, social media content, podcasts, and other dynamic content designed to underscore and amplify the school's impact, support key initiatives, and engage its diverse audiences.
The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, multimedia, digital content creation, and project management skills and a high degree of initiative, creativity, flexibility, and self-direction. Organizational skills, professionalism, good judgment, and the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively in support of shared objectives are also critical to the success of this role.
As Digital and Multimedia Content Specialist, you will:
Help develop creative ways to meet school-wide communications and marketing objectives and engage the school's diverse audiences
Identify digital content and storytelling opportunities and plan and produce compelling audio, video, photography, graphic elements, and written content for the school's website and social media channels and to complement its news stories.
Manage pre-production, production, and post-production for a variety of multimedia projects.
Translate data-driven insights into content recommendations and work in partnership with the social media manager and larger digital team to develop ways to increase web and social media traffic and engagement.
Build and distribute email newsletters (1-2 per week) using HTML and CSS skills to edit
and design layouts as needed
Stay updated with the latest media techniques and production technologies and help maintain the highest standards of multimedia and digital content accessibility and universal design.
Help archive and organize shared multimedia assets.
Other related duties as assigned.
We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Three or more years of related professional experience in the communications field.
Demonstrated experience in photography, video and audio recording, editing, and all stages of production.
We are looking for people who have:
Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. Must be able to listen carefully, communicate effectively, and work well with a variety of stakeholders and diverse personalities.
A demonstrated track record of producing high-quality multimedia and other content for various audiences and digital platforms, including content management systems such as WordPress and social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Knowledge of best practices in social media, content strategy, accessibility, and familiarity with current web trends and tools.
Proficiency with media production tools such as DSLR and smartphone cameras, microphones, and video cameras and industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Knowledge of graphic design fundamentals and experience with email design and production, using a platform like Mailchimp.
The ability to work independently and as part of a team, and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, respond quickly and with flexibility to changing conditions, and see a project through from conceptualization to completion with a solid track record of meeting deadlines.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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