Communications Associate, Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) - Georgetown University Medical Cente

Washington D.C.
Feb 20, 2017
Apr 18, 2017
Full Time
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Communications Associate, Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Communications Associate is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and coordination of approximately 29 individual biomedical program websites, 4 basic science department websites, and the Dean for Research (DfR) and Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) websites. The Communications Associate's responsibilities include the design and programming including content and graphics development, streaming video, animations, and related imagery; editing and proofreading; compliance with design standards of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Medical Center; and general site maintenance.  Reporting to the Director of Biomedical Graduate Education, the Communications Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Works with program coordinators at all of the BGE's affiliate programs to provide them with critical web services including training and maintenance of their existing web portals.
  • Handles responsibility for designing websites, digital publications, writing, editing, and developing content for the BGE central office and the Office of the Dean for Research.
  • Utilizes marketing strategies using effective solutions for website, brochures, e-mail marketing, and social media.
  • Analyzes the visual communication needs for the DfR, the BGE central office, and its programs' recruitment efforts.
  • Takes photos, record videos, manages the online events calendar, and completes other tasks related to the BGE office's internal and external communication efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of full-time relevant professional work experience
  • Comfortable working as a contributing member of a highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in business writing, writing for an online reader, and English grammar
  • Ability to adopt and reflect the voice, culture, and style of the originating organization
  • Ability to design and create informative and engaging information graphics
  • Experience taking high-quality photos and using social media platforms
  • Experience in writing articles and creating compelling digital information and stories for internal and external communication efforts.
  • Knowledge of AP style/journalism-style writing.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in a Front End Development environment - particularly with the Drupal CMS
  • Experience working in a technical copy writing/web marketing setting overseeing social media outreach and other online communication strategies
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe creative suite, in HTML/CSS/Web-based Javascript libraries
  • Familiarity with website maintenance sites like Siteimprove and Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with communications best practices such as mapping content to audience/ communications channels

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