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Emory University Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


Emory Law is a top-ranked law school defined by creativity and innovation in legal education. Located in Atlanta, it enrolls students from throughout the United States and the world pursuing juris doctor, juris master, master of laws, doctor of juridical science, and master of comparative law degrees. Emory Law alumni work across the globe as leaders in law, business, government, philanthropy, and education. Emory Law strives for a world in which law provides a common framework for courageous leaders to engage our most complex social and economic challenges and to achieve positive social transformation by advancing the rule of law.

The Office of Marketing & Communication supports Emory Law’s strategic initiatives by developing and executing on-trend marketing and communication plans that increase the profile of the school among its various constituencies.


The role of the communication specialist is to support recruitment-focused marketing efforts, working with the admission team to execute marketing strategies and tactics that help the institution matriculate qualified candidates for the school’s degree programs.


  • Work with manager and admission team to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communication plan that supports recruitment and on-boarding efforts for all degree programs.

  • Plan, create, write, implement, and track all digital marketing initiatives and CRM-based communication efforts such as e-mail campaigns (>300/yr), webinars (2-4/yr) and social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter), within the broader digital and social media framework of the law school.

  • Help implement recruitment content strategy, ensuring consistent, engaging, and accurate messaging across all channels. Develop, write, and edit content for printed and digital communications, across a range of platforms.

  • Assist in arranging and executing photography and video projects, working with both students and freelance photographers/videographers.

  • Responsible for status tracking, using project management tools on assigned client projects, to help ensure they are started and finished in a timely manner and on-budget.

  • Other duties as needed, which may include assistance with event staffing.


Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3 years of related marketing/communications experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Skilled in writing, editing, and proofreading; knowledgeable in Chicago and/or AP style.

  • Strong project management, organization, attention to detail, and time management.

  • Self-starter, with proven ability to work independently with limited direction.

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

  • Experienced in the use of e-communications platforms (such as MailChimp) and social media platforms (such as Hootsuite). Experience with a CRM system a plus.

  • Experience in the use of content management systems to update websites (EL website is on Cascade platform). HTML knowledge a plus.

  • Experience in the evaluation of design for communications materials. Experience in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and AcrobatPro) a plus.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL (reporting structure within department/division)

Reports to Marketing Manager.

Applicants should include a resume, writing sample, and a cover letter detailing their qualifications for this position within Emory Law.

Additional Details

Master's Degree Preferred

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Job Number 35601

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Law

Department LAW: Marketing & Communication

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

Job Category Business Operations

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322