- Develops and manages forward-looking strategic communications
with video and social media to enhance Yale's reputation and
communicate Yale's messages.2. Produces multimedia content.
Identify topics with compelling visual and audio elements to create
stories that exploit those qualities, using video, podcasts,
infographics, slideshows and other media as appropriate.3. Works
with communications colleagues throughout the school and university
to highlight the work of researchers, create a high profile
presence, and reach new audiences.4. Builds relationships with
faculty, administrators, departments and students and maintains
contact with communications professionals and monitors trending
news topics.5. Conceptualizes and writes creative posts across all
social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
YouTube, and other accounts.6. Participates in regular
editorial/content meetings. Propose story ideas to senior
leadership.7. Regularly attends scientific talks on diverse topics
to stay up-to-date on research trends at Yale and beyond.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years of experience in
science writing, social media, digital journalism (e.g., video,
audio blogging, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and
The Associate Communication Officer will manage a full
communications calendar including all monthly communications from
the Child Study Center, a biweekly internal newsletter, and a
quarterly communication to the Child Study Center donor community.
The position will also assist members of the leadership team in
developing and disseminating other ad hoc communications.
The Associate Communication Officer will develop, coordinate,
and implement a strong and robust communication strategy for the
Yale Child Study Center using a variety of avenues for both
external and internal audiences. The incumbent will identify,
evaluate and solve website problems in collaboration with the
school's communications team, evaluating the web pages for accuracy
and best practices.
The Associate Communication Officer will also establish and
maintain effective working relationships with medical school and
university communications offices (i.e. YSM Office of
Communications, Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications)
to collaborate, obtain support and advice, and ensure that all
communications conform to YSM and University guidelines.
Must be a proficient writer/editor, capable of producing
high-quality content for websites, newsletters, announcements,
brochures, and other media for a variety of audiences. Please
submit 3 writing samples with application.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Ability to draft and support DEI- related communications.
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative summary of the essential functions that will be
required of the position and should not be construed as a
declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the
particular position. Employees will be assigned specific
job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without
regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an
individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as
a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate
on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or
expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects
people from sex discrimination in educational programs and
activities at institutions that receive federal financial
assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the
University's Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor,
Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone:
617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: