Emory University Communications Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


Coordinates various communications activities for a division, school, department, or center. Writes, edits, or develops various communications materials such as correspondence, newsletters, brochures, information packets and articles. May keep targeted audiences abreast of key information by developing and maintaining a website. May assist with or participate in various public relations activities. Publicizes and participates in various special events. May conduct tours. Responds to public inquiries. Develops and maintains effective methods for distributing communication materials and information. May monitor information relevant to the organization, its mission, and operations. Maintains required record-keeping and documentation and may monitor budget. May utilize various aspects of social media to accomplish work objectives. Performs related responsibilities as required.


The Communication Specialist is responsible for promoting and tracking initiatives related to the school’s strategic direction including, but not limited to, research centers, curriculum advancements and faculty interests. The Communications Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining related content across media channels including, but not limited to, web, social media, media pitches and publications. May manage freelance resources or student assistants.

The ideal candidate should be an effective written communicator with an understanding of digital media and public relations.

• Extensive journalistic writing experience required

• Knowledge of AP style required

• Public and/or media relations experience preferred

• Knowledge of media tracking platforms and advance research methods preferred

• Business writing experience preferred

• Knowledge of WordPress or other blogging platforms preferred

• Experience in social media and blogging preferred

• Knowledge of HTML and basic web design a plus

• Experience in copy editing and/or proofreading a plus


A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, English, or a related field. One year of related work experience.

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Job Number 15409

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Goizueta Business School

Department GBS: 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