We are seeking a Communications Specialist (CS). The Communications Specialist (CS) for the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM) is a critical member of the leadership team. The CS is responsible for development and implementation of a comprehensive tactical communications plan. The CS will provide consultation and recommendations related to the development of communication media for major publications and/or significant initiatives/programs. The CS is responsible for the writing and production of a wide variety of communication vehicles, including marketing, social media, promotion materials and publications. The CA will split their time with GIM and the Welch Center and others as identified.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Generate, implement and update comprehensive communications plans for the GIM and the Welch Center.
Generate and recommend original and creative approaches to communicate, market, and/or promote specific subject matter. Serve as subject matter expert in multiple communications vehicles.
Write and edit multiple and varied publications, reports, web pages, social media posts, e-newsletters, flyers, grants, executive remarks, presentations, annual reports, news releases.
Conduct interviews, and do other research and information gathering as appropriate.
Manage production of materials, including selection and layout of artwork, graphics, pictures, and illustrations.
Provide editorial oversight and review of communications vehicles for area. Monitor and evaluate effects of communications vehicles on Division and Center goals.
Respond to media relations questions; Maintain spreadsheet of communications and media contacts.
Manage recordings and other technical assistance related to virtual or hybrid events/conferences, e.g., grand rounds, as needed.
Produce short videos highlighting faculty and/or programs, including editing and disseminating.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Excellent written and verbal skills, and demonstrated success with web-based and social media campaigns.
Experience in a professional communications position and strong organizational skills such as a keen attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
The ability to translate complex topics to make them accessible and engaging for both lay and professional/scientific audiences.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in creating new content while maintaining collaborative relationships.
A working knowledge of web-based content management systems, the Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative Suite; Twitter, and other social media platforms (e.g. Facebook).
Past experience with photography, videography and graphic design.
A commitment to equity and social justice.
Classified Title: Communications Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: $44,850 - $61,600 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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