COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Center for Antiracist Research

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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Center for Antiracist Research

Tracking Code1537 Job Description

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. We foster exhaustive racial research, research-based policy innovation, data-driven educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. We are working toward building an antiracist society that ensures equity and justice for all.

The BU Center for Antiracist Research founded in 2020 by Dr. Ibram Kendi, the Center is rapidly growing and looking for passionate individuals to join their dedicated staff.

This role will work directly on a small-knit team with the Center's Director, Managing Director, and the Assistant to the Director on all communications for cohesiveness.

The Communication Specialist will craft content specifically for the Director. The Specialist must represent the Director and Center's voice and mission with an ability to receive constructive feedback.

The day-to-day job is as follows:

  • Leads all aspects of various websites and social media platforms
  • Lend support to schedule media appearances and coverage for the Director
  • Liaisons with internal and external entities to lead on the coordination of the Director's public events, which could include some travel
  • Coordinate and counsel on media and communications initiatives, including the Director’s book, print, online, audio, television, and film projects.

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years' experience with a known to work with public relations management required. Ability to think strategically; a mastery of writing and editing; excellent interpersonal; versatility; and equanimity under pressure. Web publishing experience and graphic design proficiency required. Knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign is a plus.

To be considered for the role, please include a resume and cover letter. Finalist for the role will be asked to submit an assignment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 1/1/2021
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