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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Communications Office
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

Occupational Summary
This position (20-39.9 hours) through June 2021 in the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, a top­10 public policy school, provides multimedia support for project-based work of the Sanford communications team. Specifically, this position will work on projects related to a grant-funded podcast (March-April 2021), Sanford’s new website (launching in fall 2021), the 50th anniversary (launching in fall 2021), and other communications projects as assigned by June 2021. The intern’s goal is to help the school’s communications team meet deadlines and complete these projects.
The intern will be supervised by Sanford’s Digital Communications Strategist.

Work Performed
A detailed description of functional areas and tasks follows:

Podcast duties (25%)

• Conduct background topic research, and audio research.
• Create original artwork for the series and for individual episodes.
• Create web posts and transcripts for each episode, and for the companion discussion guides.
• Write draft of the companion discussion guide, including discussion questions for each episode.

Website duties (25%)
• Move content to the new site, including pages, archival news stories, people profiles and more.
• Lay out pages using new tools.
• Create documents for the site and related links.
• Conduct QA (link testing, page review, comparison of old and new content).

50th anniversary (40%)
• Setting up the 50th platform under guidance
• Adding the 50th content/history under guidance
• Gathering 50th archival materials from Duke Archives and our community
• Creating video/multimedia scripts and arranging interviews
• Conducting multimedia interviews with key stakeholders for short videos
• Gathering alumni profiles and creating list of profiles in progress

Communications (10%)
• Assist with multimedia and communications support for Sanford graduation in May 2021 (videos, stories, etc.)
• Assist with specific communications projects by June 2021, including website updates and content support.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Bachelor’s in progress or completed. Candidate must have some experience with projects.


In addition the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Enthusiasm for new media
• Intermediate to advanced skill with image editing software such as Canva and Photoshop; basic skill with video editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere.
• Keen eye for photography.
• Through knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
• Internet research skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
• Customer service orientation

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time