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Director of Communications, MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
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Published 6 days ago

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Media Lab, to head communications at the lab. Will serve as strategist, content creator, leader, and manager of the full range of Media Lab communications–both internal and external; work closely with the lab director and community on conceptualizing, writing, and disseminating messaging; oversee strong identity and branding; work with the press liaison to develop press releases, collaborate with the MIT News Office, and review releases from sponsors and collaborating organizations; work closely with development and member relations staff on producing materials to use with prospective and existing sponsors; develop talking points and draft speeches, presentations, and content for the lab director; work with the lab designer to art direct photographers, videographers, and graphic designers on a wide range of communication materials; oversee lab contributions to Institute-wide initiatives and publications; and serve as the primary communications liaison.


A full description is available at https://www.media.mit.edu/about/job-opportunities/.

Job Requirements


REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree in a related field; at least seven years’ experience heading a communications team; experience developing strategies for effectively messaging organizational priorities and accomplishments to potential donors, societal influencers, and top-tier media outlets; excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills; demonstrated experience leading and managing diverse, inclusive teams; good judgment; familiarity with a wide range of media channels that are appropriate for disseminating lab news; and familiarity with copyright law and best practices.  PREFERRED: a master’s degree in a related field. Job #19476-11

The position will be fully remote until the MIT campus reopens, at which time this position will be fully in-person on the MIT campus.


U.S. work authorization is required.

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

Visit MIT's main benefits summary website to review comprehensive benefits packages designed to improve the quality of life for our employees.

Visit MIT's main benefits summary website to review comprehensive benefits packages designed to improve the quality of life for our employees.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

How to Apply

Any questions about employment at MIT should be sent to MIT's Staffing and Career Development Services. When applying for a position, please include the appropriate job code number with your cover letter. For electronic submissions, applicants should visit MIT's Careers site.

Any questions about employment at MIT should be sent to MIT's Staffing and Career Development Services. When applying for a position, please include the appropriate job code…

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