Brown University — Communications Specialist

Job Description:

The Brown University’s School of Engineering has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Specialist.

Major Responsibilities
The Communications Specialist provides high-level coordination of activities for the School of Engineering’s Communications and Events office. The incumbent coordinates and assists with graphic design, photography, social media, websites, and events. This position is the primary graphic designer, photographer, and digital content producer for the School of Engineering, supplying photo and video assets for the magazine, website, and social media. The position will help tell stories through print and digital media to elevate the reputation of the School and ensure consistency in messaging and branding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustratator) required.
  • Knowledge of video editing software, or equivalent photo/video experience required.

Job Competencies

  • Experience with video captioning preferred.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems. Experience with web editing (HTML, Drupal) preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • The ability to independently develop and implement short- and long- term goals.
  • High level of oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to elicit and communicate information in a clear, informative and concise manner.
  • Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize in a pressured environment.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and time-management skills, plus meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work with a diverse group of people with confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency with basic image manipulation and graphic design experience with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated experience managing Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms for higher education, business, political or other clients.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and videoconferencing (Zoom).
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions of diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the UHR web page here for further information.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification.

In order to achieve near-universal vaccination, Brown University is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All newly hired staff at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit University Human Resources.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Communications Specialist

School of Engineering

Grade 9

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
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