Full Time - Entry or Early Career Level (Specialist, Coordinator, Associate, Interns)
At the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, our mission is to train journalists and media professionals at all stages of their career. Our professional development and executive education programs summarized under J+ are among the most innovative in the field, and are a constantly growing and increasingly impactful part of our portfolio.
Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Outreach & Communications Manager will be responsible for the digital communication, community engagement and outreach efforts connected to our continuing education initiatives at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Your stakeholders are potential applicants or clients, existing funders and partners, and participants and alumni of our professional development programs. You will make sure the external voice of our forward-thinking continuing education programs is consistent, engaging and representative of our diverse community and aligned closely with the communications strategy of the entire school.
Producing and editing content for the J+ website and all related social media and digital communication channels, such as newsletters
Leading J+ organic social media efforts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook by creating original posts, sharing updates and retweeting/amplifying posts by instructors, partners, students or alumni
Creating and templatizing materials for custom program sales and student recruitment, such as fact sheets, onepagers, program description folders, landing pages or other marketing materials
Working closely with the school’s marketing team under the Assistant Dean of External Affairs to ensure consistent timelines, metrics and communication guidelines
Working with the Associate Director Professional Development to produce copy for paid social campaigns around our admissions periods for various programs
Editing article drafts from freelance content producers
Organizing and executing (virtual) outreach and community events, such as webinars, Q&A, reunions, admissions events or showcases related to the J+ programs
Who you are:
The ideal candidate is a creative communicator with a passion for data & metrics, responsible for advancing the visibility of J+ in the industry and telling the stories of our mission, our programs and our participants. You are a meticulous writer and editor, love social media, and enjoy creating convincing marketing and sales materials. You have experience in the media and/or higher education industry. You are passionate about sustainability, innovation and transformation in journalism and enjoy elevating diverse voices and perspectives.
You will have:
Excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills, including experience with and knowledge of writing for marketing purposes
Experience producing content for digital communications, including web, newsletters and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Slack and others)
High tech literacy and a passion for new technology and communication tools, new social media platforms, innovation and experimentation
Attention to detail; a proven ability to triage and resolve problems on the fly and to juggle different projects in different timezones in parallel
A passion for teamwork, communication and collaboration with a diverse and international community of students, instructors and external stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
Master's degree preferred but not required
Some visual design expertise or video creation expertise is a plus
What you can expect:
We are a small, nimble team passionate about the transformation of the journalism industry, and you will have extensive opportunities to work on exciting initiatives
This position is based in NYC but, for the duration of the contract, will work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Applicants must be based in the U.S.
While many coordination meetings or external events will take place between 9 am ET and 5 pm ET, there is some flexibility in scheduling your other tasks.
This is a full-time role (1-year contract with possibility for extension). If you are interested in applying but have childcare or other responsibilities that would require flexible hours or a 75-80% role, please do apply and make sure to mention this in your application.
We believe that when journalism and journalism education does not reflect and serve the communities they cover, it hurts our communities – especially people of color, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ people and women. These communities are at the heart of what we as journalists and as a journalism institution care most about. We strongly encourage applications from members of these and other marginalized communities.
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer
About Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York prepares students from a broad range of economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism at a time of rapid change.
We are rooted in the core skills and ethics of journalism: strong reporting and writing, critical thinking, fairness, and accuracy.
We teach new technologies and storytelling tools across media platforms to engage audiences and promote a broader democratic dialogue.
We serve our local and global news communities by sharing our reporting, research, and facilities.
We serve our profession by graduating skilled journalists, diversifying the voices in the media, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to help build a sustainable future for journalism.