Job Opening: Communications Coordinator, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

job opening - 5Institution: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Education: Bachelor’s
Posted on January 7, 2014

Job description
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University is in search of a creative, organized, and marketing-savvy professional to join our team and coordinate our overall communications. The ideal candidate must be comfortable implementing a 360 degree approach to communications, which includes, but not limited to: social, digital, & print media; public relations & press outreach; and strategic advertising. The incumbent will help us disseminate our research in creative and effective ways to position the Institute as a leading global educator and think tank.

“What does the typical day look like?”

East Asia is arguably one of the world’s most dynamic regions, and at our office, no one day is the same as the day before, but here’s a possible snapshot:

9:30 am — Fielding calls from CNN and other international media asking for a faculty expert on China, Japan, or the Korean peninsula. 10:00 — Meeting with graphic designer to discuss art for upcoming special lecture with a head of state. 11:00 — Meeting with staff on web site redesign and social media plan. Noon — Writing a media advisory or press release for upcoming event. 2:00 — Assisting director with talking points for upcoming speech. 3:00 — Coordinating communications between authors, faculty, and acquisition editors on manuscripts to be included in our publication series. Pitching manuscripts to editors. 4:00 — Final proofreading of the Institute’s Annual Report.


B.A. or equivalent required; interest in international affairs, international relations, international education, communications, or East Asian studies highly preferred. Must have at least two years experience in related work in publishing/marketing and in administration. Must have superior writing, analytical, and copyediting skills, as well as excellent organizational skills and ability to work under changing priorities on multiple deadlines. Ability to multitask is essential. Some editorial experience required.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator); social media tools; CMS (Drupal), HTML; Final Cut Pro, is a plus

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