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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Communications Specialist (Laney Graduate School) in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Communications Specialist provides direct support to the Director of Communications in developing and maintaining effective methods for designing and distributing communication materials and information, and uses a full range of digital platforms to advance LGS social media visibility, presence, and engagement. Major responsibilities include maintaining up to date website content and ensuring contemporary, engaging website design. The individual will be expected to create and maintain positive relationships among the LGS community, external vendors, and the wider Emory community. Advanced, contemporary knowledge of graphic design, photography, videography, and video production for multimedia communications platforms are essential.


  • Consults with management and staff to design, develop and maintain a website.

  • Develops, writes and edits various communications materials including correspondence, newsletters, brochures and articles.

  • Develops and maintains effective methods for distributing communication materials and information.

  • Maintains required record-keeping and documentation.

  • May train staff in the use of communications technology.

  • May utilize various aspects of social media to accomplish work objectives.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and will share or assume communications responsibilities in the following areas:


  • Assist in communication of strategies and key messages from the Dean and senior leadership, as appropriate.

  • Attend LGS events and programs for placement and coverage in digital media and social media.

  • Prepare copy for use in a range of formats to include web, blogs, social media and/or print features.

  • Determine photography/videography needs and arrangements for events.

  • Prepare copy for creative storytelling to be used to research and appropriately disseminate newsworthy, mission-focused content related to graduate students, graduate faculty and programs for various audiences through profile features and other writing and image content.

  • Strategically develop and prepare communications materials and messaging, for diverse audiences, which might include blog posts, podcasts, articles, press releases, social media features, and others, as assigned.

  • Advanced knowledge of public relations strategies, and best practices.


  • Work with LGS admissions and recruitment operations staff , and diversity recruitment staff to manage relationships with creative vendors to prepare, update and maintain LGS recruitment collateral material, including brochures, flyers, ads, and other materials in digital and print formats.

  • Work with graduate programs to prepare, update and maintain graduate program brochures, in digital and print formats, assuring that all materials meet LGS branding standards.

  • Other recruitment responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Perform general maintenance and timely updates to the LGS website and LGS-maintained listservs.

  • Work with colleagues in other LGS areas (DEI, admissions operations, Student Affairs, Professional Development and Career Planning, and LGS Advancement and Alumni Engagement) to curate and post social media content to existing LGS social media platforms.

  • As requested, prepare reports and analyses on social media engagement.

  • Create, maintain, and disseminate weekly LGS community digital newsletters, and other bulletins, and correspondence as needed.

  • Maintains personal and professional growth and development through seminars, webinars, workshops, books, software, publications, and professional affiliations.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications or a related field and three years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Proven track record of creative writing, visual communications, and storytelling experience.

  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, and work with flexibility in a fast paced environment with dynamic teams.

  • Excellent writing skills in multiple stylistic registers, suitable for contexts ranging from executive communications to casual social media.

  • Ability to identify the appropriate tone and shape of messaging in accordance with strategic priorities, with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to work with flexibility and ease across multiple constituencies and satisfy competing demands on messaging.

  • Expertise with social media platforms and systems, and with cross-platform coordination of content. Will need to work in a website and CRM system.

  • Familiarity with IT systems and general understanding of html.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 103249

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Graduate School

Department GRS: Dean's Office

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor