Temporary: Digital Communications Officer

22 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2019
Digital Communications Officer
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Provide brand and graphic support for web assets, publications, presentations, campaigns and events. Serve as a videographer and photographer for departmental projects and initiatives. Maintain the digital library. Contribute to the maintenance of departmental websites, as needed.

This is a non-benefit eligible temporary position.

Essential Duties

  1. Designs, edits, proofreads, prepares layouts, and formats online and printed materials utilizing appropriate equipment and/or software.
  2. Delivers creative, cost effective solutions for all projects (email, web, print, etc.).
  3. Capable of supporting clients with questions about production techniques, materials, project specifications, graphic content, and media requirements.
  4. Works collaboratively with interactive teams to create a seamless communications effort, with the goal of ensuring Yale’s pre-eminence in communicating its key programs and stories.
  5. Maintains shared server resources. 
  6. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of experience working in complex organizations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and similar graphic editing tools. Capable of taking high-quality photographs with DSLR, utilizing audio and video equipment, and video editing. Capable of editing content management systems such as Drupal.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to efficiently multitask and meet deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability employing contemporary multi-media practices including web, social media, video, etc.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Knowledge of quality assurance processes.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Primarily a graphic designer, with a secondary background in photography, videography and website content management.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov