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Emory University Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


The Communications Specialist is an integral member of the Emory Campus Life Communications team and coordinates research and creative projects and initiatives, under the supervision of the Director of Communications.

The Communications Specialist serves as a primary player in the creation and promotion of Emory Campus Life student stories; coordinates content and handles posts for the departmental social media channels and website; conducts research for communications projects and reports.

Duties include:

  • Works with the Director of Communications and Senior Director of Communications on special projects, as assigned.

  • Consults with students across the University to develop and implement an annual communication plans.

  • Help monitor, assess and track social media and website engagement.

  • Writes and edits various communications and promotional materials, including correspondence, news stories, brochures, and web/social media content.

  • Coordinates a variety of communication tactics and tasks, across a variety of vehicles.

  • Oversee distribution of communication across a variety of online and offline mechanisms.

  • Help produce departmental engagement report annually or twice annually.

  • Trains staff in the use of communications technology, as assigned.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • Three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Strong research, writing and editing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with social media/web/interactive communications in a work environment.

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Job Number 35740

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Campus Life

Department CL: Communications

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