Communications Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Job Number: 16635
  • Functional Area: Communications
  • Department: Lemelson/MIT Program
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORLemelson-MIT Program (LMIT), to collaborate on building brand awareness and stimulating interest, engagement, and support for LMIT program initiatives by executing communications and marketing activities and writing materials in support of the program. Will work with communications manager and program staff to write and keep updated electronic and print versions of a variety of marketing and communication materials; coordinate, implement, and promote marketing and advertising efforts; work with graphic design and communications contractors to create electronic and print materials; develop and manage social media sites, including creating content, posting updates, and measuring activity; manage the creation and distribution of mass emails, including uploading contact lists to Mailchimp, drafting templates, and measuring and reporting results; provide support for requests for photo/video permissions, proofing/editing, and program information; and perform other duties as assigned.  

LMIT celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention, offering both prizes and invention education programs. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.A./B.S.; three years’ communications, copywriting, or public relations experience; demonstrated writing and editing ability; knowledge of and experience and adeptness with social media platforms, i.e., Facebook, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter; experience creating web content and managing websites; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; ability to focus simultaneously on competing priorities, collaborate with a variety of internal customers to accurately interpret their communications needs for electronic/print resources, and work both independently and collaboratively; and experience contracting/working with vendors.  Proficiency with Macs and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) design software a plus; as are video editing or video content development experience and knowledge of HTML.  

May be required to work outside of normal business hours.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.