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Communications Officer, New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET)
  • Job Number: 23904
  • Functional Area: Communications
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-time Temporary (Hybrid)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule:

Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, School of Engineering (SOE)-New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), to focus on creating a distinct identity for NEET that reflects its personality and the promise it makes to students and other stakeholders.  Will create and implement a comprehensive, multi-channel communications strategy targeting NEET’s many audiences, including student outreach and community building and working with NEET leadership, faculty, instructors, scholars (students), and other stakeholders to do so; create, develop, and maintain NEET’s brand; create impactful and compelling promotional material; manage, create, and measure the efficacy of website and social media content; conceptualize, create, write, and/or edit content for multiple channels/projects; serve as NEET’s media relations contact; and develop, implement, and manage the annual recruitment of first-years (rising sophomores) for the four opt-in/opt-out NEET threads.  

A full job description is available here.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field; five years’ communications experience, including with content creation, social media channels, web platforms, digital communications, project coordination, and media relations, preferably in science/technology fields; excellent project coordination, research, interviewing, editorial, content development, copy editing (AP or CMS styles), proofreading, fact-checking, ATD, and written and oral communication skills; high-level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Instagram, LinkedIn, Weblium, Slack, Airtable, Dropbox, and Google Drive (or equivalents); experience crafting compelling PowerPoint presentations; self-motivation, initiative and the ability to independently prioritize multiple work assignments and deliver on schedule in a fast-paced environment; and ability to work collegially as part of a team with faculty, instructors, staff, students, and others to create compelling and impactful marketing collateral.  PREFERRED: industry experience and experience in MIT’s undergraduate academic environment or at an R1 institution.  Job #23904-8

This is a three-year term appointment, renewable upon continuity of funding.

This is a hybrid position with a combination of on-campus and remote work.

In addition to applying via the MIT website, please submit a PDF portfolio to with a few examples of marketing, promotion, and outreach collateral you have created, preferably for an undergraduate academic environment at an R1 institution.