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Social Media Coordinator (Coordinator II)

Auto req ID 27402BR
Business Title Social Media Coordinator (Coordinator II)
School/Unit Harvard Kennedy School
Sub-Unit ————
Location USA – MA – Cambridge
Job Function Communications
Time Status Full-time
Department Institute of Politics
Salary Grade 055
Union 55 – Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Social Media Coordinator takes the lead on promoting and managing the IOP’s social and digital properties. The Coordinator has demonstrated experience creating and implementing social and digital strategies; strong interest in analytics to measure the effectiveness of such strategies; very strong writing and editing skills; and significant background utilizing social media and digital tools and platforms to tell compelling stories that advance marketing, communications and engagement strategies. The ideal candidate will have a true passion for social media strategy and creation of exceptional digital content furthering an organization’s reach and impact.

Duties & Responsibilities

With the Director of Communications, will develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy for growing the presence of the IOP’s social properties;

Create and distribute original new media content – particularly promotional videos, photo galleries, and podcasts – helping to leverage the IOP’s incredible speakers, Fellows and events;

Identify and manage opportunities for the Institute on social channels for contribution and engagement;

Utilize analytics and other measurement tools to assess the impact of the IOP’s social properties and new media on overall marketing strategy;

With Director, will create and manage editorial calendar outlining the strategic promotion of online content – including feature articles, recent photos, and multimedia materials – highlighting new IOP initiatives and work of students;

Develop and frequently refresh vibrant feature web content for IOP homepage, leveraging multimedia assets;

Promote new microsite for the JFK Jr. Forum – Harvard’s premier arena for political discussion and debate – and facilitate sharing of its video archive content throughout social communities and online political discourse;

Work collaboratively with students and staff to ensure efficient content procurement, providing technological assistance and training to staff and students where needed.

Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience and demonstrated success implementing a comprehensive social media strategy and effective distribution of digital assets across multiple social platforms/channels. Experience with web-based multimedia technologies and all aspects of web video and audio production including filming, editing and preparation for multi-channel web distribution.

Additional Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia/ ​ Visual Communications, Communications, New Media, Marketing or related field preferred; Deep interest in online and social content strategy and relevant analytics. Interest in politics and public service strongly preferred; Experience with Final Cut Pro video editing software a strong plus. Strong analytical, technical and project management skills; Creative thinker, action-oriented, versatile, ability to adapt in dynamic environment and takes initiative; Excellent organizational abilities, strong editorial judgment, extremely detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure; Strong professional and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively; Must be able to work on multiple projects and complete high-quality work against strict and sometimes conflicting deadlines; Team player with a positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism; Keen sense of humor essential;
Additional Information

This position is a fully benefits eligible term appointment ending one year after date of hire with the possibility of renewal.

Please upload your resume and cover letter as one document.

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.


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