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Associate Communications Officer

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  1. 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 experience.

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 for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

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.

Posting Disclaimer

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, 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:

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , Associate Communications Officer, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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