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Communications Specialist

Apply now Job no: 498987
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: PR, Media, Graphics, Communications
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: Communications Specialist (32 hours per week)
Job Summary:

The Scripps Gerontology Center seeks a Communications Specialist to support the Associate Director of Strategic Communications with a wide range of communication and marketing projects and to lead planning for special events. The Communications Specialist will: assist with the production of external communication materials including annual reports, newsletters, and promotional materials (such as brochures, publicity for special events, videos, and photos); support communication strategies and tools; manage archival maintenance for deliverables and publications; provide copy editing and writing for Scripps Gerontology Center, including press releases, newsletters, research reports and briefs. Position is funded by external sources for one year and is renewable upon continued funding.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Communication materials and platforms:
• Work with Associate Director of Communications on implementation of communication strategies and dissemination plans
• Collaborate with the Associate Director to decide content and dissemination strategies for PR and new stories; work with content experts to create stories and to meet goals and deadlines
• Copy-edit, proofread, format and support the production of reports, research briefs, project materials, and other written content
• Produce digital newsletters and disseminate through Constant Contact
• Maintain Scripps Commons (internal communication and archiving platform)
• Assist with research dissemination for broad audiences via virtual platforms such as WebEx
• Manage organizational social media and support project-specific use of social media for dissemination and PR
Special events:
• Plan annual and episodic special events and conference exhibits
• Coordinate with Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Research Support on annual calendar of events
• Work with content experts to produce brochures, recruitment materials, and publicity for special events
Dissemination and Archiving:
• Maintain Scripps Commons (internal communication and archiving platform)
• Maintain research report files and archives
• Manage master file of reports and publications
• Prepare mass research report mailings and email distributions to national and state legislature members and other Scripps contacts
• Continuously update Scripps report and publication list

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a closely related field; Ability to copy-edit and apply formatting and style guidelines (such as APA) to a variety of documents. Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with knowledge of gerontology; experience with research reports; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; experience with InDesign, proficiency in Microsoft office applications, experience with digital file management, strong writing skills, track record of working independently and as part of a team.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquires may be directed to Tasha Dean at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin August 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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