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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Communications Officer

  • Job Number: 19523

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: Edgerton Center

  • School Area: Chancellor's

  • Employment Type: Part-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: Part-time (50-60%) schedule to be determined

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Edgerton Center (part-time, 50-60%), to develop and deliver content across a wide variety of channels (digital, print, social) in support of the mission and ethos of the Edgerton Center ( . Will identify, write, and edit high visibility stories for Edgerton Center digital properties and MIT News; lead content creation, including design of visual graphics, writing, copy-editing, and production for resource development needs and special projects; manage design, content, and delivery of targeted e-newsletter and event communications; work with the center’s development officer on fund-raising initiatives; design presentations and collateral; maintain a photographic and video content database; write and produce reports; perform data analysis on external digital communications and enable special projects; plan, produce, and publicize events; manage external media journalists and film-makers; manage and art direct external vendors for multimedia endeavors; maintain website, triage website issues, manage payment processing system, track analytics, undertake ongoing content review, and identify ways to increase site visibility; manage production and implementation of website in concert with developers, designers, and staff; serve as internal authority on use of MIT name; and manage copyright requirements.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in related field; at least five years’ communications experience, including writing and editing, graphic design, project management, marketing and analytics, and current digital and print delivery channels; self-motivation; team player; ability to manage internal (including sensitive information) and external communications in a complex organizational structure; demonstrated visual design, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills supporting a variety of collateral; ability to address and resolve problems systematically and creatively in the context of MIT’s mission. PREFERRED: master’s degree and MIT or other university experience. Job #19523-8 Schedule to be determined. Salary range: $35 - 40,000