Public Relations Associate, BUMC Communications Office

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Originally established in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, and incorporated into Boston University in 1873, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) today is a leading academic medical center with an enrollment of more than 700 medical students and 950 students pursuing degrees in graduate medical sciences.

BUSM faculty contribute to more than 668 active grants and contracts, with total anticipated awards valued at more than $693 million in amyloidosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases, pulmonary disease and dermatology, among other areas. The Schools teaching affiliates include Boston Medical Center, its primary teaching hospital, the Boston VA Healthcare System, Kaiser Permanente in northern California, as well as Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers.

A key member of the communications team, the Public Relations Associate will create compelling content to promote BUSM, its faculty, students and research to internal and external audiences.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create/produce compelling videos to promote faculty, students, research, programs
  • Oversee BUSM social media program/channels
  • Write press releases and other collateral materials (profiles, fact sheets, etc)
  • Write articles for BU Medicine, the schools magazine for alumni, donors and friends
  • Serve as back-up photographer for special events, programs

Required Skills

B.A. or B.S journalism, public relations or communications, with 5-7 years of communications experience.

Excellent written and oral skills; proficient at multi-tasking; excellent time management skills; flexibility; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Photography, video editing and production skills required. Proficiency with Final Cut, Wordpress, Adobe Professional, Photoshop. Versatility between PC and Mac platforms required.

For consideration, an online portfolio is required.

Confidential data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters while working at Boston University is considered confidential. This position will be exposed to and required to deal with highly confidential and sensitive material. Must adhere to Boston University compliance policy, department guidelines/policies and all applicable laws and regulations at all times.

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.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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