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University of Washington DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 219838

Department: SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY & GOVERNANCE

Posting Date: 03/17/2023

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,166 - $5,750 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academic-staff-20230119_a11y.pdf)

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is the nation’s #3 ranked school of public policy and governance (#2 among public universities), serving nearly 500 students across multiple degree programs: Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The Evans School is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of leaders and managers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

We are guided by our purpose (https://evans.uw.edu/about/mission-values/) to inspire public service and democratize public policy by advancing a mission of educating leaders, generating knowledge, and hosting communities to co-create solutions to pressing societal problems, driven by values (https://evans.uw.edu/about/mission-values/) of equity, service, and courage. In the spirit of public service, the Evans School’s approach to policy and management education is rigorous, hands-on, and professionally relevant. Acting professionally in the school is reflected by being consistent with these values.

The Evans School has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Digital Communications Specialist with excellent written and multimedia design skills. The emphasis of this role will be on telling stories in a variety of formats that highlight the breadth, depth, and impact of our faculty, students, and staff’s work to educate leaders, generate knowledge, and host communities to co-create solutions to pressing societal problems. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Digital Communications Specialist plays an important creative role within the school and the Advancement team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Digital Content Creator 55%

  • Create and oversee the development of video, audio, and graphical content to engage current and prospective audiences via website, social media, email, and internal channels.

  • Produce supportive written materials to accompany media including Evans School website, internal channels, newsletters, and social media.

  • Support graphic design for events and initiatives.Multi-Media Curator 20%

  • Work across teams at the Evans School and UW to create, draft, and distribute multimedia content about events, academic research, program highlights, and alumni stories.

  • Build and maintain library of digital content.

  • Direct and manage outside video and photography contractors.Social Media 15%

  • Serve as primary writer, content creator, moderator, and scheduler for the Evans School’s social media channels including LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

  • Track social media analytics, engagement, trends, and audience retention.

  • Define opportunities to grow followers and increase audience engagement.Other 10%

  • Assist in other projects as requested, including but not limited to development of new initiatives, branding efforts, design work, and proofreading.

  • Complete other job-related duties as assigned. KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Respects, values, and contributes to the Evans School’s and UW’s commitment to equity, inclusiveness, and diversity.

  • Excellent writer and storyteller with attention to detail.

  • Experience in digital marketing and strategy, including social media, website, and email tools and techniques.

  • Proficiency with digital marketing and graphic design tools.

  • Experience with video and audio production. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two or more years work experience producing digital and multimedia content. Work experience can substitute for education. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A wide degree of creativity and flexibility.

  • Demonstrated strong creative skills including writing, graphic design, video, and audio.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and adhere to specific deadlines and goals. Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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