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Communications Manager - School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2020731
Carnegie Mellon University's world-class School of Computer Science (SCS) seeks a communications manager with outstanding science and technical writing skills that can present the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, computer science and technology in compelling, story-driven narratives!
In support of the School of Computer Science, its seven academic units (Computational Biology, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Language Technologies, Machine Learning, Robotics and Software and Societal Systems) and numerous labs, centers and initiatives, this position will interact regularly with department heads, faculty, thought leaders, researchers, academic program leaders, department-level communications specialists, and marketing and communications team members in the SCS Dean's Office. The individual in this position will influence internal and external communications by leading the editorial direction of SCS. It will be this position's responsibility to find stories about research, events, awards and life at SCS and decide how best to present this content on the school's communication channels. This position will report to the Senior Director of Media Relations and be part of the team that charts the communications strategy for the school. Examples of the content this position will be responsible for crafting may be found at https://www.cs.cmu.edu/news
Your core responsibilities include:
Science/technical writing & news reporting - regularly interview, write and get approval of news stories, news releases and visual assets prior to publishing or distribution
Story development - brainstorm and develop ideas and write content that highlights advances and trends in computer science and technology
Communications management - collaborate with leadership, faculty and communicators across the school and university to align content with school and university priorities
Media relations assistance - assist Senior Director of Media Relations with tracking and monitoring media coverage, escorting reporters and crews on campus, and facilitating incoming interview requests
Collaboration - work with university communication colleagues, especially when news being reported involves more than one school or may best be told from the university's perspective rather than the school's
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Computer Science. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of experience in a writing-intensive communications role are required
Experience with developing and implementing editorial strategies, prioritizing and managing an always-full editorial calendar, interviewing subjects, simplifying sophisticated topics, covering live events and writing on deadline are required
AP style proficiency is crucial
Teamwork, organization and communications project management skills are required. This person could be asked to shoot photos or videos for use on the web and social media and assist with media relations duties.
Successful background check
Interested in this exciting new position? Apply today!
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
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