Media Director

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jul 19, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Media Director

Job Number:
75541

The Stanford Psychology Department has an opening for a full time Media Director for the Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ) lab.

The mission of Stanford SPARQ is to create and share social psychological insights with people working to improve society. Overseeing SPARQ's “sharing insights” activities, the Media Director will perform the mission-critical functions of translating social science findings for practitioners in popular and trade publications, building digital toolkits that allow practitioners to implement and evaluate social psych interventions in their own organizations, partnering with media, nonprofit, business, and government organizations to disseminate SPARQ's publications and toolkits, and growing SPARQ's digital community.

Part science communicator, part digital community builder, the Media Director will manage and expand SPARQ's editorial, communications, and marketing activities by 1) Creating or commissioning media (text, photos, videos, infographics) for SPARQ's website, Solutions Catalog, SPARQtools.org site, scientific reports, and donor communications; 2) Originate or collaborate with SPARQ faculty, staff, and partners to produce bylined publications for other popular, trade, and academic media outlets; 3) Lead SPARQ's digital community building efforts and manage daily content production for our social media channels.

The Media Director is also critical to SPARQ's pursuit to a second Stanford long-range planning goal: “strengthen our community and better foster inclusion.” SPARQ has received funding to partner with the Diversity and First-Gen Office, the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, and the Vice Provosts of Undergraduate and Graduate Education to build digital toolkits that Stanford faculty, staff, and students can use to foster inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA). A major activity of the Media Director will be to oversee the building, marketing, and dissemination of these toolkits.


** It is our preference candidates submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 media clips (print, online, or broadcast).

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Research, plan, write, and edit original/complex publications for style and substance.

  • Ensure adherence of editorial content to guidelines and oversee the work of other editorial staff or free-lancers.

  • Advise and collaborate with clients on editorial and publication methods.

  • Communicate with writers, editors, photographers, vendors, and contractors, and review publication process.

  • Serve as a resource in developing strategies that promote effective delivery of publications/editorials to target audiences.

  • May assist with performance evaluation, hiring, and staff management.

Additional Core Duties:

  • Manage development and implementation of digital community strategy for SPARQ, including how to engage users and fundamentally impact their relationship with constituents

  • Manage constituent complaints and reputational issues and other high priorities on digital channels.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles, terminology, procedures, and best practices of communications, public relations, and editorial content.

  • Extensive experience in planning and implementing complex publications/editorial projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and coordinate materials from multiple resources.

  • Demonstrated ability to edit complex stories for both style and substance.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and thorough command of editorial and proofreading skills.

  • Experience producing highly effective work within the deadline and cost constraints of clients.

  • Extensive experience and understanding of job-required software applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply discretion and judgment in evaluating implications of information release to internal and external audiences.

Certifications and Licenses:

None


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.

  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.

  • Rarely sort/file paperwork; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Lead digital community-building through social media channels, blogs and the web.

  • Manage development and implementation of digital community strategy for a group, unit, project, program, initiative, channel, organization or unit; including how to engage customers and fundamentally impact their relationship with constituents.

  • Responsible for ownership and management of digital channels and/or the web. Oversee editorial strategy and voice (of the content through the channels).

  • Partner with internal stakeholders such as program teams, service teams, IT, campus partners to achieve program goals and to ensure coordination.

  • Manage constituent complaints and reputational issues and other high priorities on digital channels.

  • May hire, coach and manage teams.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Job: Communications

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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