Communications Specialist

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Communications Specialist


Job ID: 2020-11942
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Communications and Public Relations

Princeton University


Reporting to the Director of Library Communications, the Communications Specialist is an intergral member of the Library Communications team. The Office of Library Communications is responsible for developing and executing strategic communications initiatives in support of Princeton University Library's strategic priorities. The Communications Specialist will work closely with staff members throughout the Library as well as with members of the Princeton University community. This position requires flexibility, diplomacy, creativity, and the ability to work under pressure with a diverse community.


  • Coordinate and develop social media postings and campaigns that support communications strategies
  • Prepare social media analytics reports to measure engagement
  • Coordinate social media efforts with campus communications partners, including University Communications central office
  • In collaboration with Library Communications Team, develop editorial calendar
  • Write stories and publish on Library website and other channels
  • Draft internal announcements as assigned and distribute to PUL staff
  • Develop and execute publicity plans in collaboration with Library Communications team, librarians, other staff, and campus partners
  • Coordinate video production, storage, and access as needed
  • Gather internal news and information; update staff intranet site, Connecting
  • Provide media relations, including drafting press releases
  • Serve on Library committees as requested
  • Provide news watch service: Monitor campus and external media for articles/social about or mentioning PUL
  • Participate in event planning and coordination as needed (virtual and in-person; some evening and weekend work required)
  • Other communications duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English or other related subject
  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience
  • Demonstrated strong social media experience
  • Strong knowledge of social media and Google analytics; ability to track and report stats
  • Must be a strategic critical thinker with ability to assimilate and convey conceptually complex information in a succinct and compelling way, tailored to different audiences
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills, including journalistic articles and press release experience
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS
  • Knowledge of html, Drupal
  • Strong knowledge of MailChimp or similar email marketing platform
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and online video applications a plus
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, open office environment

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.





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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 9/19/2020
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