Massachusetts Institute of Technology Communications Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, Legatum Center, to provide a creative yet consistent voice through crafting and delivering content such as blogs, articles, newsletters, website content, press releases and high-level documents such as concept notes, fund-raising materials, reports, presentations, speeches, and possibly case studies. Will work with a team and synthesize its ideas into relevant and compelling communication pieces. The work will generally consist of 50% outreach and promoting student visibility, 40% creation of high-level communications, and 10% on other requests. Will provide guidance to the staff for consistent messaging and organize and centrally manage all communication pieces produced.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a minimum of three years of direct experience in marketing and communications; B.A./B.S. (master’s preferred) in English, communications, journalism, or related field; excellent command of written and spoken English; strong editing skills; familiarity with a common style standard such as APA or MLA; at least one year of experience blogging online or in a similar style in a different medium; strong social media skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and some knowledge of Adobe products. Must be able to juggle multiple assignments and deliver quality materials by agreed upon deadlines, keep pace with the ever-changing media landscape, clearly communicate materials needed from others, and prioritize/coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. A strong understanding of MIT, the developing world context, and the entrepreneurship or emerging technologies space would be a plus; as would case writing experience. Job #15068

May be required to work after-hours and attend weekend events (10-15%) and possibly travel.

This is a two-year term position with possibility of extension.


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.

Job Number: 15068

Functional Area: Communications

Department: Legatum Center

School Area: Sloan School of Management

Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No