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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Communications Officer

  • Job Number:

18317

  • Functional Area:

Communications

  • Department:

School of Engineering

  • School Area:

Engineering

  • Employment Type:

Full-Time

  • Employment Category:

Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

No

  • Schedule:

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, School of Engineering (SOE), to work with the director and members of the communications team to develop and implement communications, marketing, and outreach efforts to promote the SOE to external and internal constituents, including industry, the general public, faculty, current and prospective students, and the greater MIT community. Will manage, create, and measure content for all of the school’s social media channels, including conceptualizing and implementing new initiatives and establishing a regular reporting system to share analytics and trends; manage the school’s monthly newsletter; conceptualize, write, and/or edit a wide variety of content for multiple channels and projects; and serve as the school’s and the dean’s media relations contact, including crafting announcements, facilitating MIT News story coverage, and managing inquiries in partnership with the MIT News Office.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (masters preferred); at least five years of communications experience including content creation, digital communications, project management, and media relations; excellent project management and written and oral communication skills; up-to-date experience with and extensive knowledge of digital communications platforms; demonstrated experience working across social media channels and web platforms, specifically WordPress and Drupal; media relations experience and ability to work with journalists; high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop); experience crafting compelling presentations in PowerPoint and leveraging metrics to market and evolve programs and initiatives; demonstrated experience and track record prioritizing multiple work assignments and meeting deadlines; ability to work in a team-oriented environment and to collaborate across all organizational units; and discretion and judgment with sensitive information/issues. Engineering or science background a plus. Job #18317-8Occasional weekend and evening work may be required. 12/3/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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