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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Mechanical Engineering (MechE), to serve as the department's lead communicator. Will develop and oversee the implementation of multichannel internal and external communication strategies; serve as MechE's sole staff writer, proactively identifying, researching, and writing frequent long-form news articles about department research, education, people, culture, and values; handle outreach to a diverse range of audiences; maintain and/or develop departmental communication channels, including the department's website, social media, print collateral, and e-newsletters; supervise the communications officer; craft communications supporting departmental priorities and new initiatives/programs, including DEI-related efforts; lead departmental crisis management and advise leadership on responding to sensitive issues; manage media inquiries and develop proactive campaigns targeting mainstream media outlets; and maintain relationships with other communicators across the school and Institute.
REQUIRED: bachelor's (master's preferred) degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field; four years' communications/marketing experience; excellent written and verbal communication, editorial, and presentation skills with an emphasis on translating complex technical/scientific ideas into clear language; experience with print and digital communication, user interface trends, and web best practices; experience working on web-based content-delivery projects in a deadline-oriented online production environment; demonstrated success planning and implementing communication strategies; strong organizational, project management, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills; initiative; meticulous attention to detail; experience with social media content creation, monitoring, metrics, and reporting; sound judgment with confidential information; demonstrated design skills and proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, and CMS; and experience in an academic environment. Must be able to work independently and as part of a dynamic team; build productive relationships with faculty, staff, and external audiences; and anticipate emerging issues/requirements. Job #22365-8
May be required to work on nights and weekends. Limited travel may also be required.
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