DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE, Marketing & Communications, Media Relations
June 24, 2018
The Digital Communications and Public Relations Associate will aid in the development and execution of public relations campaigns and content marketing efforts across traditional, digital and social media. Working collaboratively with senior public relations and social media staff, this role will help promote Boston Universitys research and faculty, and position BU as a leader in higher education and research excellence. Duties will include: original content creation, such as blog and social media posts, pitches, media advisories, best practice documentation, and presentations; social media management and reporting; media relations and influence outreach; interfacing directly with faculty and developing a clear understanding of their expertise; monitoring news and fielding incoming requests from the media, BU staff and faculty. This role will also undertake administrative duties, such as website updating, curating and distributing the daily news briefing and serving as day-to-day point of contact for the PR office. This position requires a motivated, self-starter who is able to drive projects, creatively solve problems and continue to grow the role.
B.A./B.S. or equivalent in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field(s). 1 - 3 years experience in public relations, marketing, or similar areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Thorough knowledge of social media platforms, key metrics and reporting. Familiarity with paid social, Sprinklr, Facebook Live, Reddit a plus. Superior attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple projects, deadlines and priorities. Experience pitching external media and influencers. Comfort and polish working with principal stakeholders, such as media, faculty, senior leadership or clients. Ability to work collaboratively with PR, social media and editorial team.
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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 6217/F2218
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