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Dunlap Communications and Multimedia Officer

28 Feb 2019, 21:18 UTC
Dunlap Communications and Multimedia Officer

Application Submission and Salary details: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900050&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: March 11, 2019

Under general direction of the Business and Financial Manager, the Communications and Multimedia Officer promotes and publicizes the research, technology, training and outreach programs of the Dunlap Institute, and the events and announcements associated with these programs.
Responsibilities include: designing and developing all communications materials; developing new content for websites and online communications; reviewing final content and website maintenance; implementing media communications through social networking sites to enhance national and international outreach; copywriting and final copy editing for the institute’s publications; media releases, advisories, and news feeds; producing digital photography, videos and animations; developing layouts for promotional materials; distributing promotional materials; updating displays in the institute’s facilities; and archiving digital videos and files.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum four (4) years of recent and related experience in developing wide-range of promotional and multimedia communication materials. Experience updating and maintaining content for websites using content management systems. Experience in developing and coordinating communications activities. Experience with online communications and social media; science writing or journalism. Experience coordinating the development of print and electronic material; editing print and layout. Experience in planning/advertising/marketing of public events; coordinating logistics with suppliers and internal clients. Experience in the creation of video/photo/graphics/animations and preparing press releases are assets. Experience with communications at a university and knowledge of astronomy are assets.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to write in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences. Highly developed organizational and relationship management skills; meticulous attention to detail. Intermediate skills in graphic design, layout, and print production (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Professional photographic and videography skills and familiarity with photography and video software (e.g. DSLR, Adobe Lightroom/Aperture, iMovie). Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent copywriting, proofreading, and editing skills. Excellent word processing skills; knowledge of desktop publishing and content management software. Excellent verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to practice professionalism, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact under pressure. Ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines. Highly customer service-oriented with sensitivity to various levels of expectation from senior management, faculty, staff, the external contacts and general public, and suppliers. Ability to work well independently and within the team. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the institute. Ability to assimilate, interpret, translate, and distill scientific and academic research from primary sources into compelling, engaging, and enlightening communications for a variety of audiences, from the media to the discerning public. Ability to film and edit video footage in the field and in interviews. Creative and solutions oriented, with a passion for communications and story-telling. Outstanding work ethic, motivated, and results-oriented. Willingness to learn new skills. A background and interest in astronomy as well as familiarity with the wider astronomical community, including amateurs, locally and nationally are assets. Able to initiate new projects based on identified needs.
Travel: None
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 — $63,448 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,138. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Field:
Communications / Media / Public Relations 
Job Posting:
Feb 28, 2019 
Job Closing:
Mar 11, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
Apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900050&tz=GMT-05%3A00 

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