The CALS Office of Marketing and Communications seeks a part-time Marketing and Communications Assistant to work in close collaboration with team members on a variety of exciting web and print-based news and media projects.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. Since our founding, we have evolved continuously to meet the changing needs of our world. Our top-ranked programs include over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, communication, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. We aim to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but who are also passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York State and around the world. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.
The CALS Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the internal and external relations efforts for the college. We promote the groundbreaking scientific discoveries and internationally renowned expertise of our faculty and staff, highlighting the impact this work has on our state, nation and world. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, this role will be responsible for the following duties:
Assist with preparation of content for newsletters, events, social media and other publications
Create and edit written communications including print and web articles
Assist editorial team with idea generation for current student and alumni story development
Assist with information gathering on faculty research initiatives prior to publication
Assist with photography assignments and photo editing
Research support for various news topics, story development, and fact checking
Interface with CALS Content Management System (Drupal) for web content updates, including some web support and outreach to CALS web editors
Assist Digital Media Strategist with CALS website quality assurance when needed
This position is 15-19 hours per week. This is a one-year term position with the potential to extend based upon successful performance, work availability and funding.
Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years relevant experience
Excellent communication, research, writing, editing and organizational skills required
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to deliver assignments on deadline
Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, excellent time management skills
1-2 years' experience with web-based content management systems (Drupal is ideal, others such as WordPress/Squarespace are also acceptable)
Familiarity with social media content creation
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) required
Some experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software (Photoshop and InDesign especially) preferred
Previous experience contributing to or maintaining a blog or news beat a plus
Familiarity with Chicago and/or AP style a plus
Application materials required:
Two writing samples (published news articles and/or press releases preferred)
This position does not provide relocation assistance or visa sponsorship.
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