Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108370-en_US
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Communications Associate to support communication efforts of the Department.
HPM faculty and staff are involved in cutting-edge research in a wide variety of issue areas, including but not limited to gun violence, mental health, health disparities, population health IT, aging, the opioid epidemic, and more of our nations most pressing public health issues. The person who fills this position will help plan, design, implement and manage various communications and public affairs activities with the goal of elevating visibility and building positive awareness of HPM research, practice, and educational activities on a variety of mediums, such as digital, print, reports, videos, and social media.
The Communications Associate will be responsible for helping promote the Department's research, practice, and educational initiatives through written and oral communications and visual content across a wide variety of platforms including local, regional, and national print and electronic media outlets, digital platforms, and social media. The Communications Associate will report to the Departments Communications Marketing Manager and work closely with HPM faculty, HPM Centers and Institutes, HPM leadership, and other staff members to help translate and disseminate important research findings, news, stories, and other content from work conducted within the Department. This will involve proactively working with faculty, students, and staff on developing, writing, designing, translating, disseminating content.
The Communications Associate will also develop and lead a comprehensive social media and website strategy for the Department and Centers in close collaboration with the social media and website teams within the Bloomberg School and the Departments communications team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Working closely with the Communication and Marketing Manager and senior leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive social media and website strategy for the department, leading on elements of this work at center level
- Develop innovative and compelling content for multimedia materials (video, photography, tweets, text, blogs) that support the goals and objectives of the Department
- Play a leading role in the the production of designed reports, infographics, announcements, campaigns, brochures, and other designed documents for the Department and research centers
- Partner with faculty and senior staff on drafting and dissemination of press releases and written content for the website and other digital platforms
- Help maintain Departmental website by keeping information up-to-date and accurate
- Work closely with the Communication and Marketing Manager on writing and development of talking points for media or presentations, newsletters, design slides for presentations, and other marketing materials for the Department and research centers
- Proactively identify ways to engage department faculty in mainstream media opportunities, including op-eds, expert pitches, etc.
- Engage multiple audiences including policy makers, prospective students, current students, academics, alumni, and other audiences to increase visibility, interactivity with Department content, and overall brand awareness
- Use social media to drive users to the Departments website, promote faculty, research, academic programs, students, Department events and other content
- Develop, update, and maintain a social media/marketing calendar informed by Department/center events, web articles, media mentions, and other content
- Report monthly social media and website traffic analytics and recommendations on how to improve the reach and effectiveness of HPM communications on those channels
- Work closely with the Communication and Marketing Manager in the development and maintenance of the Departments SharePoint and Department shared calendar
- Provide general communications support and technical assistance for faculty
- Ensure all communication projects and marketing efforts comply with the University Branding Guidelines of JHU Use of Name Guidelines
- Other duties assigned
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience using web content management systems
- Experience using, translating, and applying Google Analytics
- Experience with design software/programs (i.e. Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie)
- Research opportunities for new content and lead the deployment of the project
- Proactively liaise and correspond with project teams, outside vendors, the Office of External Affairs and other communications colleagues at the Bloomberg School, and other related personnel & partners
- Stay abreast of relevant global health news, developments and events and keep HPM faculty and staff up to date and proactively engaged as needed
- Demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically in problem-solving and project implementation
- Excellent work attitude and habits including strong interpersonal skills, reliability, flexibility, self-motivated and the ability to think and work independently and as a team
- Ability to work well under pressure with demanding and/or shifting deadlines
- Excellent technical communications skills, both written and verbal, and ability to communicate to a range of audiences
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
- Ability to understand and synthesize and distill large amounts of information, and generate key messages and calls to action
- Ability to appropriately communicate with external partners
- Bachelor's Degree in related field
- Four years related experience
- Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
- Strong interest in strategic health communication
- Interest in public health and public health policy
- Experience with social media and website content generation and management
- Experience leading/managing projects and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Classified Title: Communications Associate
Starting Salary Range: $61,070 - $83,900 - $106,710 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus (Hybrid)
Department name: Health Policy & Management Admin
Personnel area: School of Public Health
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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