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Communications Specialist

New York, NY 10027

Posted: 12/08/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Content & Copywriting Job Number: 582353 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

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Req #: 29340

Client Job Title: Communications Specialist

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Number of Openings: 1 

Start Date: 12/1/23

Duration: 4 months

Location/Address: 1190 Amsterdam Avenue- Schermerhorn Building, Room 601- 6th Floor New York New York 10027

Remote/Hybrid:  4 days in the office and 1 day remote.

Hiring Manager/ Team: Assistant Director, Outreach and Communication,






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Communications Specialist
Onsite NY, NY 
Hourly pay rate: up to $34/hour 

The Communications Specialist will utilize various communication strategies and tools to disseminate research highlights, news, events/programs and other resources through appropriate channels to targeted audiences.

Writing/Editing/Content Development/Email Marketing
? Contribute to the writing, editing, proofreading, and production of IICD internal and public- facing materials, including newsletters, website, social media content, print materials, brochures, and other communications.
? Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Outreach and Communications, write and edit stories for the website, newsletter, and other communications.
? Identify and create content for the IICD newsletter and manage its distribution and subscribers list.
? Assist in the design and management of event/program notices, invitations, flyers, and other promotional materials. Manage its distribution online and/or in print to internal and external partners.
? Coordinate with various internal and external partners - including faculty, staff, communication teams, and others - to create, write, edit, review, publish, and cross-promote stories, events, and other cooperative ventures.
? Ensure brand consistency across all IICD materials and communications.

Social Media/Web
? Contribute to the digital content on the IICD website and related websites.
? Update all the IICD social media accounts, including (but not limited to) Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
? Develop additional social media channels as needed.
? Identify and create content and social media campaigns for all the IICD channels.
? Track, report, and analyze website and social media analytics to recommend and implement digital strategies into the Institute communication efforts to maximize our visibility and grow followers and engagement on the website and all social media channels.

? Maintain all the Institute mailing lists.
? Assist with general program administration as it relates to communications, online and print publications, and events.
? Assist with the organization of programs and events, including in-person/virtual guest registration, calendar events, logistics, post-event communications and evaluations.
? Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
? Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, or other related fields) with two to four years of related experience.
? The successful candidate must be able to work as part of a small team as well as independently.
? Must be detail-oriented and self-starter able to work with minimal supervision in a fast pace and deadline-driven environment.
? Exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, project management, oral and written communication skills.
? Excellent digital skills. Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp or similar platforms, Eventbrite, various website content management and social media platforms.
? Experience planning, writing, editing, and producing newsletters, social media campaigns, reports, memos, and other various communication materials.
? Experience with tracking, reporting, and analyzing website and social media analytics.

Preferred Qualifications
? Experience working in a higher education academic setting
? Previous experience working in science communications

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