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To be successful in this role, you will bring:


Education & Experience:


Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Three years of experience in social media management or digital communications, marketing or journalism preferred.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of social platforms, and current and anticipated digital communication trends
  • Experience with industry-standard tools used to conduct and support social media management; knowledge of Khoros a plus
  • Basic knowledge of photo and video editing, to the extent required for intelligent management of visual assets
  • Experience with growth marketing strategies (A/B testing, etc.) that maximize reach and impact of content with target audiences
  • Hands-on experience with the administration of advertising and paid content promotion
  • Ability to leverage platform developments in support of communication goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to proactively solving problems and developing solutions
  • Experience contributing to high-functioning teams


In addition, preferred requirements include:


  • An unshakeable technical foundation in writing and editing
  • A marketer’s creative hustle
  • A commitment to journalistic principles of truth, fairness and accuracy
  • The ability to write in the voice of a brand, with creativity, humor and wit
  • Fluency in industry-standard tools for social content and account management
  • Impeccable organizational skills, time management and follow-through
  • A love for—and understanding of—visual storytelling, with basic knowledge of the skills that facilitate channel-specific optimization of creative content (e.g., photo and video editing, even if through online tools)
  • An intuitive understanding of how to attract, grow and engage digital audiences through organic and paid social, third-party advocacy, and content partnerships
  • A drive to build and maintain relationships and find opportunities for partnership and collaboration
  • The ability to imagine and articulate how different channels might advance editorial strategies for a range of audience segments
  • Tendency toward curiosity, collaboration, persistence and problem solving
  • Demonstrated commitment to tracking industry trends and staying abreast of platform changes, big and little
  • Eagerness to analyze audience insights and prototype new creative and editorial approaches
  • The ability to problem-solve and work independently to meet deadlines and capitalize on creative opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with, and provide service to, manager, colleagues, and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Stanford’s culture and traditions a strong plus


 Why Stanford is for you:


Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture  and unique perks empower you with:


  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more


*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law




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