Harvard University Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43727BRAuto req ID:43727BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communications OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree

  • 3-5 years experience in communications, public relations, or marketing

  • Excellent written communication skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience producing publications (reports, newsletters, promotional material)

  • Experience creating audiovisual content, and knowledge of photo and video software applications

  • Experience in Africa and/or African Studies

Additional Information:This is a one-year term appointment with a strong chance of renewal.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human ResourcesDepartment:Center for African StudiesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9:00-5:00Job Function:Communications Duties & Responsibilities:The Communications Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the Center for African Studies (CAS) communications. The communications portfolio includes marketing and branding, reports and publications (both print and electronic), media relations, and maintaining the CAS website and other social media platforms.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Management of the CAS website, social media platforms, and various listservs

  • Production and distribution of the CAS newsletter

  • Production management of posters, pamphlets, annual reports, and press packs

  • Development and maintenance of the CAS visual brand and related assets

  • Development and maintenance of media contacts across a range of media outlets (local, national, and international; print, broadcast, radio, and electronic) and drafting of media releases when necessary

  • Development and maintenance of CAS photo and video cache

  • Attendance at a variety of events, conferences, and meeting structures on behalf of CAS

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.