The Publications Coordinator of the Joint Center for Housing Studies coordinates publications and outreach activities for a Harvard research center with significant national visibility. Working with the team that develops the Center's strategic communications goals, the Publications Coordinator is responsible for the production of content across multiple platforms (print and digital) to help the Center achieve its communications objectives and build its reputation as a national leader in housing research. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Publications Coordinator provides a high level of expertise across a wide range of formats in a fast-paced environment.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Executes communications strategies and projects for the Center, including the formatting and production of a wide array of assets, ensuring that all collateral is well-designed, accurate, reflects the Center's branding, and effectively communicates the Center's mission.
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Joint Center's website and blog; keeps the website up-to-date at all times and fields website inquiries; maintains the Center's blog schedule, formats and posts blogs, and monitors blog comments.
Writes, edits, designs, and produces digital and print materials, including collateral for events, meetings, and conferences.
Copyedits materials to ensure they are error-free, grammatically correct, and consistent with Joint Center brand and style guides.
Monitors data analytics for the Center's digital content platforms.
Participates in social media outreach as needed (tweeting, etc.).
Manages Center's Working Paper series; maintains production schedule, copyedits papers, works with external editors as needed, and formats and publishes the Center's working papers.
Fields copyright permission requests for the Center.
Writes and copyedits material as needed for the Center (blog posts, press releases, event descriptions, etc.).
Represents the Center at HKS, GSD, and university-wide communications groups and events.
Participates in the administrative and programmatic life of the Center as needed; assists with events.
This is a part-time position @.60 FTE @21 hours/week spread out over 3-4 days between M-F. Exact schedule will be determined between the hiring manager and the staff member. In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter is required along with a resume.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
B.A. in marketing, communications, or a related field strongly preferred, with coursework in digital media and marketing desirable.
3-5 years of relevant professional experience required.
Strong background in strategic project management, as well as written and digital communications required.
Strong background in writing, copyediting, and proofreading.
Excellent presentation skills and written and oral communication skills required.
Competency using a variety of software including: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), Drupal CMS, OpenScholar, and web-based and social media technologies required. Knowledge of HTML.
Familiarity with Harvard University systems strongly preferred.
Ability to work effectively on a collaborative team, as well as independently in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment.
Must have ability to innovate, think strategically, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented.
Familiarity or interest in public policy and/or a demonstrated ability to learn about policy-related subjects strongly preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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