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Harvard University Communications Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59856BRAuto req ID:59856BRJob Code:CM1057 Communications Management II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Communications Officer (Writer/Editor), Social ScienceSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS required along with at least five (5) years of news writing background or comparable journalism experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Proven organizational skills are a must, as well as ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Also required are excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of working both independently and as a team member. Patience and a sense of humor are essential, as the job requires navigating through multiple constituencies to ensure that all materials are produced with both internal and external audiences in mind.

Additional Information:All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:FAS CommunicationsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pmJob Function:Communications Position Description:

Reporting to the Editorial Director of FAS, the Communications Officer (Writer) works across the Division of Social Science to collect information, research, and report stories, backgrounders, profiles, and other materials for both internal and external audiences.

The Communications Officer must:

  • Have a strong interest in complex issues, and interdisciplinary themes and be able to translate that into Harvard-related narratives

  • Have exceptional storytelling and writing skills

  • Be driven to develop and maintain relationships with faculty and students

  • Be flexible in working with deadlines and schedules, since Harvard’s electronic news platforms often demand deadline-driven content

  • Have social media skills to gather and disseminate information as needed

  • Have some editing experience

  • Generate ideas and help to execute multimedia packages for Harvard websites, including conducting audio and video interviews.

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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:Hybrid office environment: This position will be based in Cambridge, MA and there is an expectation of three (3) workdays per week on campus. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

COVID Vaccine Policy: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Information (https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.Job Summary:

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) seeks a Communications Officer (Writer/Editor), Social Science to join the FAS Editorial team, part of the FAS Communications and Marketing organization. The Social Science Communications Officer (Writer/Editor) will focus on storytelling and institutional writing that supports the agenda of the FAS and Divisional Social Science Deans, which includes support of faculty research, programs, new initiatives, and a robust portfolio of new and ongoing work. The Communications Officer (Writer/Editor) will deliver a range of dynamic communications, from storytelling and community messages for the Harvard Gazette to engagement opportunities and collaboration with the digital and multimedia teams.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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