Monday, July 18, 2011

Communications Specialist, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Communications Specialist, Candler School of Theology, Emory
University, Atlanta, GA

The Communications Specialist consults with management and staff to
design, develop and maintain a World Wide Web site. Develops, writes and
edits various communications materials including correspondence,
newsletters, brochures and articles. Develops and maintains effective
methods for distributing communication materials and information.
Maintains required record-keeping and documentation. May train staff in
the use of communications technology. Performs related responsibilities
as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related field and three
years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience,
education, and training.

The Communications Specialist assists in the implementation of the
School’s comprehensive communication and marketing strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities

•         Writes, edits, and develops news articles for print and
electronic distribution

•         Writes, edits, and develops various communications materials
for print and social/electronic media, such as e-newsletters, brochures,

•         Maintains the news function of Candler’s website and
coordinates content updates with other functional areas

•         Addresses the communications needs of functional areas as
assigned by Director

•         Assists in the creation of marketing plans for specific
events, programs, and initiatives

•         Develops and maintains effective methods for distributing
communications materials and information, including social media

•         Maintains records of School’s printed/electronic
communications materials

•         Tracks School’s media coverage and maintains records/hard

•         Produces short videos suitable for use on School’s website and
in social media

•         Performs related tasks as required

Reporting Relationship
The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications


•         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, public relations,
communications or related field

•         Minimum of three years of communications experience in a
related setting

•         Excellent written, verbal, and electronic media skills

•         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

•         Ability to create videos for web placement

•         Knowledge of commercial print production and print buying

•         Ability to employ social media as part of communications

•         Experience with ad placement and procurement

•         Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite applications

•         Creative and proactive professional

•         Enthusiastic team player

•         Energetic self-starter

•         Outstanding customer service skills
Interested applicants should apply by July 29 at Job
Requisition ID 23410BR

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