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Communications Coordinator

American University


Location:
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
Date:
03/31/2017
Job Code:
13652
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
American University
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Job Details

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) seeks a creative and hardworking individual for the position of Communications Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing, the Communications Coordinator will create (write and edit) integrated content for the School’s website, social media platforms, and print media. Specific responsibilities include:    

  • Creating multimedia content for the SPExS website, social media channels, marketing publications, and other outlets
  • Writing articles, editing content, interviewing faculty, staff, students, and alumni
  • Assisting with photography, video, and audio recording
  • Posting to social media platforms
  • Managing production of marketing materials; and other duties as assigned   
  • Responsible for use of the content management system, basic HTML coding, and digital asset management systems.    

Requirements

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, or similar course of study.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Two years of professional experience in written communication. Very strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write for web, print, and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty and staff
  • Solid understanding of website and content development
  • Ability to apply communications skills to the web
  • Demonstrated ability to organize time and manage multiple projects successfully
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Cloud, social media scheduling and posting, content management systems, video production, and SharePoint 
Additional Information:

A writing sample will be required as part of the application process.  

   

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.