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Boston University COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, BUMC Communications Office in BOSTON, Massachusetts

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 its primary teaching affiliate Boston Medical Center, the Boston VA Healthcare System, Kaiser Permanente in northern California, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., as well as Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers.

A key member of the communications team, the Communications Specialist will create compelling content for the School of Medicine as well as the Continuing Medical Education and Alumni offices communications vehicles and social media channels.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Write stories for BUSM website (including Alumni and CME pages) 30%

  • Develop social media strategy and create posts/graphics for official social media channels (including Alumni and CME channels) 30%

  • Provide social media guidance, counsel and support to faculty, departments, offices 20%

  • Assist with website maintenance and content updates 10%

  • Assist with managing digital signage program 10%

Required Skills

For consideration, a cover letter and online portfolio is required.

  • B.A. or B.S communications or related field, with 1-3 years of communications experience.

Skill requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral skills, skilled at multi-tasking, good time management skills, flexibility, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Microsoft Office, photography, video editing and production skills required along with social media proficiency, especially Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.

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.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site (https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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