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Communications Associate (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
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Communications Associate (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Center is seeking a detailed-oriented, tech-savvy Communications Associate to support and execute a variety of communications initiatives and projects that strategically align with our priorities. The successful candidate will play an important role on a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team and help ensure accurate, consistent, and effective storytelling. Our ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to think strategically and creatively, have solid written communications skills and storytelling abilities, and must be able create meaningful and relatable narratives for a diverse set of audiences including our community partners, and the media.

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Produce written content and provide general copywriting and editorial support across multiple mediums (email, social, newsletters, articles, creative briefs, video scripts, etc.) ensuring all content centers Pratt Center and partners' expertise, values, and commitment to racial justice.
  • Edit written content consistent with Pratt Center's tone and in alignment with the organization's branding guidelines
  • Work cross-functionally with the programming and development teams to coordinate and execute strategic communications and marketing plans
  • Support all facets of our communications function with press asks, press releases, and project management, frequently in partnership with external press and strategic communications consultants

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience is required.

Experience: Minimum 2+ years of experience in a communications role with a demonstrated track record adhering to style guidelines and producing content with a consistent tone across multiple formats and mediums.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Direct experience creating content for mission-based organizations.
  • Finely tuned Interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate and collaborate seamlessly with a small team working remotely
  • Working knowledge of CRM(s) like Salesforce, social scheduling and listening tools and content management systems. Familiarity with Google Analytics and data visualization tools is a huge plus.
  • Proficient in project management tools (e.g. Asana, AirTable) and techniques to keep things running smoothly.
  • Skilled in reporting - comfortable tracking information and navigating spreadsheets, distilling insights from data, and communicating data-backed recommendations
  • Commitment to upholding a culture of equity

This position is funded by multiple grants for up to 24 months and is subject to available funding.

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Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement, the Pratt Center K-12, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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