The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) Communications Coordinator will create, implement, and manage the department’s communication efforts to support projects and people as it aligns with ICAT’s vision and strategic priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director of ICAT and working closely with the Senior Director of Communications and Marketing for Research and Innovation, this position will develop engaging content to tell the story of ICAT projects and community. The position requires someone with expert storytelling skills and writing experience. The Coordinator will develop content such as, but not limited to, news releases, social media posts, blog posts, website content, articles, and messaging. The person should have a deep understanding of engaging content and social media trends. The communications coordinator will develop and manage ICAT’s communications calendar and lead strategies, execution, and content development that highlights ICAT’s unique research contributions.
The ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills as well as outstanding editing and writing skills and will be able to work collaboratively in a team environment. The ICAT Communications Coordinator will be responsible for meeting deadlines and navigating multiple projects simultaneously. The person in this position will understand the importance of project documentation and processes associated with documentation including videography.
Applicants should submit a writing sample and/or a link to a professional portfolio of work. Applicants should also submit a link to one managed social media account to show previous or current work experience.
The Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is one of four research investment institutes, charged with bringing together faculty and students from across disciplines. ICAT provides funding, space, support, and expertise needed to advance arts integrative research at Virginia Tech. ICAT includes two research centers, the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Center for Educational Networks.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Social Media Writing, Multimedia Journalism, Advertising, Marketing or a related relevant degree or equivalent applicable experience and training
• Experience in developing and executing communication and marketing strategies
• Experience with digital content strategy and management, including content, social media or other web management systems
• Experience managing social media for a company or organization
• Experience working with multiple communication platforms in a professional setting
• Experience with PR and media relations
• Experience with science, arts or both communications
Commensurate with experience
January 9, 2023
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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