Content & News Associate
The Communications Analyst will work across University Communications to collect, interpret and apply data core to the business goals of the department. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Marketing, the Analyst will assist in creating data insight and processes to inform business decision-making. The Analyst will work closely with management in respective areas of News & Content, Digital Strategy, Social Media, and Marketing, to add analysis expertise to existing efforts in each of these efforts and will define and run regular reports, provide insight from that data to staff, support ad hoc market research efforts and help establish a culture of data-driven experimentation and learning.
Working at the direction of the Content Strategy Specialist, the Production Designer assists in the execution of tasks related to the presentation, production and distribution of products in Content & News; and tasks that support the work of the Creative team. Both are units of the University of Virginia Office of University Communications.
The position requires a full understanding of modern communications tools, a proven ability to design compelling news and feature pages in a digital environment, familiarity with Drupal or other open-source CMS tools, basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and proficiency with programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment is required. Experience with newsletter production is important, and familiarity with Marketing Cloud is a plus. Preferred candidates have experience in a newsroom setting, and a demonstrated ability to support daily products.
Social Media Director
Working at the direction of the Associate Vice President for Communications, the Social Media Director will lead the direction and development of content strategy for the University of Virginia’s institutional social media presence. Partnering with members of University Communications’ Content & News, Digital and Marketing teams, the successful candidate will build and execute strategies for the effective use of UVA’s social channels to advance the reach of the University’s mission and to elevate awareness of the institution’s vibrant sense of community and its latest news and achievements. The position requires an experienced thinker with the ability to drive measurable results and manage multiple projects in a complex environment.