Social media research assistant, Library Communications
The University Libraries seeks a graduate research assistant to help advance its strategic communications via social media. The 20-hours-a-week position reports to the Community Engagement Librarian.
The RA will work with the Community Engagement Librarian on projects that include:
- Developing a content calendar that follows the academic year and creating engaging, compelling content;
- Creating content plans for social media campaigns;
- Developing a comprehensive social media strategy for the Libraries;
- Regularly gathering and analyzing metrics to improve the Libraries’ social media presence;
- Coordinating a group of approximately 30 social media managers across the Libraries, including identifying and booking guest speakers for monthly learning meetings and providing coaching on best practices;
- Cultivating social media followers with in-person events and activities.
- Excellent writing and content development skills
- A passion for social media as a tool for marketing and organizational communications
- Strong familiarity with common social media platforms and best practices
- A basic understanding of metrics and how they inform social media practice
- A strong visual sense
- Attention to detail
- Ability to complete projects on deadline and with minimal supervision.
- Background or interest in marketing, public relations, journalism/mass communications, or library science a plus. Photography, videography, or design skills also a plus.
Hours, salary, and benefits
Hours are negotiable. Some assignments may require occasional evening or weekend hours.
The position is available beginning January 2019 with a salary of $1336.42/month. This position may be eligible for the graduate student health insurance and other benefits may apply.
Please send a letter of interest, CV/resume, and contact information for 2 references to Emily Jack, Community Engagement Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please use the subject line “RA position.”