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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer, Communications and Content in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Officer, Communications and Content

  • Job Number: 20646

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: SOLVE

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds, like yours. If you’re motivated, want to be part of a unique, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

OFFICER, COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT, Solve, to join Solve (https://solve.mit.edu/about) , an MIT initiative with a mission to solve world challenges, and tell its story to external audiences, with a focus on engaging content, public relations, and brand strategy. Will create and oversee Solve’s content calendar (e.g., articles, op-eds, email messaging, press releases); build messaging guidance for Solver teams/members/staff, including vision, voice, brand guidelines, and campaign-specific initiatives; build external-facing editorial content (e.g., articles, emails, reports); build and manage partnerships with print, TV, and digital media outlets; build and oversee local, national, and international press lists and relationships; write, edit, and/or oversee writing of press releases, story pitches, op-eds, talking points, and interview guidance; roll out crisis communications responses; train staff in interview and media relations; manage relationships with Solve’s PR agency; collaborate on seeking out and reviewing opportunities for staff speaking engagements; collaborate on developing content strategy across platforms; keep Solve branding up-to-date; and design and improve key product pages and collateral. Full job descriptions for Solve openings are available here (https://solve.mit.edu/careers) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; three years’ experience leading communications content strategy for traditional press and digital; experience in a social and/or environmental impact organization; ability to pitch and place articles in traditional press and media, effectively manage vendor relationships and meet budget goals, and prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; excellent communication and writing skills with a focus on quality and attention to detail; background in SEO implementation and best practices; ability to take initiative, anticipate needs, and work both independently and collaboratively; and interest in social impact and marketing trends. Job #20646-7 1/13/22

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