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Senior Communications Specialist/Creative Writer, Office of Communications 

 

Contract type:   FT (5 days/40 hours per week)

Job Location:   Yerevan, Armenia

Application deadline:   Open until filled 

 

Job Duties

  • Develop content plan for the university in conjunction with Communications Manager. 
  • Act as editor, writer, and reporter for communications and marketing content throughout university.
  • Coordinate photography, video, and design to accompany editorial content and marketing material.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all university departments to be aware of their editorial needs and incorporate into university content plan.
  • Arrange interviews with university and other spokespersons and prepare talking points. 
  • Pitch, write and edit all branded content. This includes: advertorial articles, emails, social media, contests/sweeps and more.
  • Support the strategy for successful, branded content that supports the department’s goals while remaining connected with the AUA audiences.
  • Copyedit content and establish and maintain standards of voice, tone, and quality for various communications mediums. 
  • Develop headlines, decks, pull quotes, direct-mail copy, and other types of content as needed to promote and amplify content in a variety of channels. 
  • Write and edit marketing and communications materials (including social media posts, newsletters, invitations, signage, displays, posters, presentations, and other texts) for University departments as needed.
  • Write and edit major University booklets including annual reports, commencement and alumni brochures. 
  • Update and edit the content for general and departmental brochures, media kit, key messages, and fact sheets as needed. 
  • Manage daily editorial and social media content related activity within Office of Communications.
  • Develop social media content plan for the University in conjunction with PR & Marketing Manager.
  • Collaborate with PR & Marketing Manager to create promotional concepts.
  • Proofread AUA web content, as needed.
  • Collaborate with editorial, marketing/ PR, and design teams to enhance AUA’s brand.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s).

 

Qualifications

  • University degree required, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or English literature;
  • Native-level English-language skills required;
  • Armenian language skills required;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, punctuality, organization;
  • Editorial, journalistic, or writing experience required;

 

How to apply:  A letter of intent, portfolio of published work, Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading “Senior Communications Specialist/Creative Writer”. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.

 

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution