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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Communications Officer

  • Job Number: 24024

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: Office of the Vice President for Finance

  • School Area: VP for Finance

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF), to identify and develop a variety of communications projects and programs that support VPF’s goals and objectives. Will create, edit, and format print and electronic communications materials and presentations; write and edit content and create graphics and designs for use across the spectrum of VPF communications projects; regularly maintain and update VPF websites and co-manage the development and production of presentations, reports, and other communications materials; and join project teams within VPF to develop communications strategies (editorial and design) for the rollout of significant financial system or service changes to the MIT community. VPF posts full job descriptions here (https://vpf.mit.edu/about-vpf/jobs-at-vpf) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in related field; five years’ experience in journalism, communications, and/or public relations; excellent writing and editing skills; ability to write in different voices and for different audiences; active listening skills and ability to translate complex concepts into precise, intuitive communications; strong graphic design skills and ability to translate technical content into compelling visual narratives (charts, graphs, infographics, etc.); high-level computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel), MailChimp, and design and layout software (Adobe Creative Suite) and ability to learn new platforms; ability to remain well-organized and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; adaptability, flexibility, and ability to reprioritize workload as necessary; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in collaborative environments and build relationships with key constituents; and effective judgment, tact, and diplomacy with sensitive and confidential matters/material. PREFERRED: master’s degree, knowledge of HTM and Drupal, familiarity with finance-related topics and communications, and experience in an academic setting. Job #24024-8 Please include a cover letter with your application material.Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000 5/10/24

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