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PRODUCTION MANAGER/BU NEWS, Marketing & Communications, Editorial

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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PRODUCTION MANAGER/BU NEWS, Marketing & Communications, Editorial

Tracking Code22500558850823Job Description

Boston University's Marketing & Communications Editorial department is looking for a talented and experienced Production Manager. You will oversee and manage the scope and day-to-day operational aspects of producing content for BU Today, Bostonia, and The Brink, Boston University's daily news editorial platforms, from concept planning to completion. You will supervise the two Web Content Producers by providing leadership, direction, and oversight including assessment and monitoring of the daily production needs for the BU Today website, Bostonia website, and The Brink website to ensure that all media assets and content are prepared and posted in a timely and accurate manner. You will identify, develop, and implement the use of new project management technologies to increase productivity and preparedness to ensure that the production of new websites is more efficient. You will work alongside a creative team of publication editors, designers, writers, photographers, and content providers across the Marketing & Communications unit to help guide the creative presentation of editorial content and contribute to content strategy initiatives. You will function as the hub of a project, documenting the process, taking the lead in identifying and coordinating resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities, and managing and overseeing the project from inception to completion.

Marketing & Communications at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all can thrive. Boston University has a rich legacy of serving its students, faculty, and staff as well as the communities beyond campus. If you want to become a part of this legacy and take advantage of competitive benefits and opportunities for professional and personal growth, we want to hear from you. Don't miss this opportunity--Apply now!

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

  • B.A. /B.S. or equivalent, with 3-5 years of web content experience, proven experience, and proficiency working in Content Management Systems (WordPress required).
  • 2+ years of management experience.
  • Intermediate experience using Adobe Photoshop or other Adobe CS/CC applications.
  • Hands-on Search Engine Optimization experience, and knowledge of current SEO best practices; intermediate skill level for technical and on-page SEO and writing for SEO.
  • Experience planning, testing, and writing marketing emails; knowledge of marketing email best practices.
  • Strong project management skills with proven abilities in tracking long and short-range deadlines, and cross-team collaboration and communication.
  • Requires initiative, and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent time management, and organizational skills, and five to eight years of experience.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends and be available for technical assistance during non-business hours.
  • The University has come to rely on the high quality and efficient distribution of its internal news publications; failure here reflects poorly on BU and the department and, potentially, on external relations and development.
  • Requires management of long-range deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Some travel may be required.

The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being executed by an employee assigned to this position.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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