The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California is seeking a Digital Communications Specialist to join the Center’s Communication team. This is a full-time, 2-year (renewable) fixed term position.
At the Schaeffer Center, we shape and effectively communicate evidence-based solutions that measurably improve lives and drive innovation in health care. The Schaeffer Center’s External Affairs department strategically engages with public and private sector policy communities to provide them with an evidence-base for policy solutions, and gains further notice of these solution and ideas through active engagement with the media.
The Digital Communications Specialist will translate Center research and findings into engaging content for multiple audiences and platforms. This Specialist will primarily be responsible for the Center’s social media presence and website as well as work on visual media, data visualizations, and infographics. Position requires high degree of organization, ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent priorities, and skill in coordinating work flows and tasks among contributors and staff to progress projects. Candidates should have an understanding of health policy and healthcare research. This position will be an integral part of Center’s Communications team and will collaborate in the development of an overall strategy and editorial calendar, writing/editing press releases and other content, and tracking and analyzing metrics. This full-time position offers growth potential for the ideal candidate.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree
Minimum Experience: 4 years progressive experience translating healthcare research and health policy into engaging visual content for multiple audiences/platforms and leading social media efforts
Preferred Experience: 6 Years [Combined experience/education as substitute for experience.]
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About the Schaeffer Center:
The Schaeffer Center measurably improves value in health through evidence based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public sector engagement. The Center is a unique collaboration of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy. To learn more, please visit us on the web at healthpolicy.usc.edu, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @schaeffercenter.
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