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Communication Specialist, Brandeis University (Waltham)

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Communication Specialist oversees the university library’s communication and branding activities to both internal and external stakeholders, with focus and consistency aimed at broadening and enhancing its presence in the field, promoting the library’s strategy relation to direction, policy, goals, and objectives by creating compelling success stories and marketing materials. They will provide leadership for the library’s Communications & Engagement Group and the Web Editor’s Group. Duties include managing the overall library’s website, serving as a final approver for website content.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

 - Manage, develop, and curate the University Library Services website; write new content, establish new features such as highlighting resources, and develop new interactive elements. Serve as the organization’s social media point person by researching, creating, and delivering social media and digital content to the organization’s website and social media outlets to amplify the organization’s activities and engage with the broader community.

 - Design consistent and effective messages, marketing materials, policy, campaigns and brand standards to represent and promote services. Produce marketing and promotional materials that communicate, inform and persuade, including annual reports, web content, social media campaigns, print brochures, mailers, newsletters, emails, advertisements, signage, digital media, posters, publications, and other materials. Collaborate with development and fundraising teams to create diverse communication and marketing strategies for donors.

 - Support University Library Services senior management by preparing background materials for meetings and drafting and editing communications with external and campus constituencies.

 - Works with other departments and communications and marketing professionals across the university to create innovative approaches to heighten awareness, understanding, and engagement with activities, services, and initiatives.


 - Commitment to contributing to the Library’s work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity.

 - Must have at least three years of experience in print and digital communications. A Bachelor's Degree is required, a graduate degree is preferred. Experience can replace educational requirements.

 - Candidates should have a nuanced understanding of current social justice issues and relevant policy areas germane to the Brandeis Library context, as well as a sensitivity to approach difficult topics with care.

 - Must be a fast and accurate writer, able to synthesize complex information into engaging narratives

 - Experience with basic photography, photo editing and website content management systems a must.

 - Experience with basic graphic design and video production and video editing a plus; in the absence of experience, willingness to learn new multimedia skills a must.

 - Experience working in higher education, an academic setting, or libraries a plus.

 - Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

 - Brandeis University is an in-person campus so the Communication Specialist is primarily an on-site position.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$63,000.00 - $68,000.00  / year

Closing Date

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2022-08-29 |  Quick link to this job