Content Specialist and Digital Media Coordinator, Penn Law

Job description

Job location: Law School

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-12
Req: JR00026726
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Content Specialist and Digital Media Coordinator, Penn Law

Job Profile Title

Communications Specialist

Job Description Summary

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. The school offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making the Law School Law an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School staff play a critical role in providing a world-class educational environment, supporting faculty, students, alumni, and fellow staff members in a collaborative and ambitious environment.

Scholarship and research at the Law School define and inform a host of societal issues. Centers and Institutes housed at Penn Carey Law are hubs of this influential work. One example: the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice draws on Penn’s unrivaled interdisciplinary strengths and integrates world-class scholarship from across the University with the perspectives of nationally prominent practitioners to analyze and make recommendations that shape public deliberations and improve the fairness of our legal system. The Quattrone Center is dedicated to evidence-based criminal justice research and discovering meaningful and effective ways of identifying and eliminating errors.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and collaborating closely with Center and Institute Academic Directors, Executive Directors, and other colleagues, the Content Specialist and Digital Media Coordinator (“Content Specialist”) ensures the dissemination, communication, and amplification of the work of the Centers and Institutes at Penn Carey Law.

Job Description

With a specific focus on the Quattrone Center, the Content Specialist has the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategy to amplify impact of Quattrone Center research, scholarship, conferences, and policy briefings.

    • Develop a cohesive social media strategy, ensuring current, engaging content on a regular basis. Consider a variety of tools and maximize appropriate usage across multiple social media channels.

    • Increase engagement and target communications outreach to legislators, policy makers, leaders, and other change agents.

    • Conceptualize and disseminate summaries of Quattrone Center research for differentiated internal and external audiences (e.g. students, alumni, policymakers, other researchers) on targeted platforms.

    • Produce regular newsletters and other interactive tools for Quattrone Center Advisory Board and other supporters.

    • Expand the visibility and reach of Quattrone research, events, and output across its relevant lifespan

    • Repackage existing content for different platforms/audiences and amplify impact

    • Compile monthly reports and provide strategic recommendations to Quattrone Center social campaigns to inform content improvement.

    • Monitor trends and provide critical recommendations and analysis on brand performance and awareness.

  • As time allows, support the Communications team in amplifying the work of all Penn Carey Law Centers and Institutes.

  • Prepare written materials in support of Center activities.

    • Draft and edit grant applications as well as compliance reports.

    • Provide materials and information to the Development and Alumni Relations Office, Communications, and the Dean’s Office on request.

  • Work cooperatively in a team environment

    • Approach work in a cooperative and service-oriented manner. Understand and support the overall mission of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, other Centers and Institutes, and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School more generally. Work according to the Penn Carey Law Staff Ideals.


Bachelors degree and a minimum of three to five years experience in the work force, required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Track record of amplifying messaging for an important institutional entity portfolio of work that demonstrates knowledge of impactful communication tools and mechanisms. Ability to demonstrate understand digital and social media platforms and established knowledge of the broader marketing landscape; knowledge of third-party social management tools; ample experience with social analytics and responses to data. Grant-writing or support a plus. Knowledge of criminal justice landscape a plus. History of working successfully with diverse constituencies, including faculty and across departments required. Excellent communication skills, oral and written and an ability to organize tasks and priorities, working under minimum supervision. The person hired will be called upon to work occasional evening or weekend hours to attend Quattrone Center and/or other events.

A cover letter is required as part of the application materials.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Law School

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 5/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time