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The Communications Manager/Sr Communications Manager and Writer for
the Humanities and Social Sciences in Brown’s Office of University
Communications (OUC) is a is a communications strategist,
cross-platform content producer and storyteller who develops and
guides editorial content for externally facing communications about
the teaching, research and service missions of the University, with
a special emphasis on the humanities and social sciences. Reporting
to the Deputy Director for News and Editorial Development, the
Manager and Writer is part of a collaborative News and Editorial
Development team that works with other units within OUC to
integrate strong editorial content with visual storytelling and
strategies for tailoring communications to the best platforms to
reach Brown’s audiences.
The Manager and Writer produces and manages editorial content
focused on the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, the Watson
Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Brown Arts
Institute and a wide range of academic units across the arts,
humanities and social sciences. To elevate Brown’s strengths in
these areas, the incumbent develops and maintains a relationship
with academic and administrative units in the humanities and social
sciences to help further their goals to promote their faculty,
students, programs and events.
The Manager and Writer shares the story of Brown’s robust research
and teaching in the humanities and social sciences via news
releases, feature stories, profiles, websites, newsletters, digital
and print publications, and other strategic vehicles intended to
demonstrate Brown’s strengths to its many audiences. The editorial
responsibilities are multifaceted, supporting the news, media
relations, social media, and web and digital functions of OUC,
along with strategic editorial support for campus clients. The
incumbent serves as a media relations officer, interacting with
journalists locally and across the world to secure earned media
coverage about Brown’s strength in humanities and social sciences,
and respond to expert requests and other inbound queries.
-With a special emphasis on the humanities and social sciences,
develop news coverage of the teaching, research and service
missions of the University, including guiding and supporting
writers in other units across the University in contributing
effective news coverage.
-Serve as a media relations officer and adviser to units across
Brown for attracting national and local media coverage of
significant scholarship, research and initiatives in the humanities
and social sciences.
-Partner with University departments and campus offices in
development of content on major communications vehicles supporting
their outreach about programs, initiatives and activities serving
Brown audiences, including providing strategic guidance and writing
support to develop the most effective editorial content spanning
key print and digital communications.
This is a split graded job posting. Candidates will be considered
based upon the qualifications.
Grade 10 Qualifications- Communications Manager and Writer for
the Humanities and Social Sciences
Education and Experience
Grade 11 Qualifications - Senior Communications Manager and
Writer for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- A college degree is required.
- Minimum five years of professional experience in journalism
and/or media relations
- A college degree is required. Advanced degree preferred
- Minimum seven years of professional experience in journalism
and/or media relations
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing news
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, including proficiency
in Associated Press writing style
- Demonstrated ability to research information, conduct effective
interviews and write well and quickly
- Experience using computing tools for conducting research on the
Internet, for communicating by e-mail, for writing documents that
are properly formatted in appropriate templates, and maintaining
appropriate story databases
- Experience developing effective messaging tailored to
- Ability to sustain and build rapport with stakeholders
- Proven experience managing multiple projects in a
- Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse
perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
Please include a cover letter in the attachments section when
submitting the application materials.
Criminal and education background check satisfactory to Brown
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Communications Manager/Sr Communications Manager and Writer for the
Humanities and Social Sciences
Office of University Communications
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