Digital Media-Communications Coordinator

Rockville , MD
May 15, 2021
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a communications coordinator who will support and promote digital engagement for several large and small-scale education projects. 
Job Responsibilities:
•    Content creation and management, social media marketing, community relations, communications and marketing strategy, and analytics.
•    Manage and promote participation in a wide variety of communications and social media activities, including but not limited to email marketing, webinar management, twitter and other social media channels.
•    Website content management for Drupal website.
•    Creative Coordination with graphic designers, videographers, web developers for product development.
•    Technical support for online communications efforts such and video and audio editing, WebEx, Zoom, and other web conferencing services.
•    Conference support using conference apps and on-line tools for in-person convenings. 

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, media studies, or related field. 
•    At least 1-2 years previous experience with communication and dissemination efforts for the education sector.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience and knowledge with multimedia technology, communication strategy and managing social media platforms. 
•    Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, YouTube and other video platforms is essential. 
•    Familiarity with Drupal and Wordpress is a plus. 

Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, work collaboratively in teams, be a self-starter, demonstrate a willingness to learn, and be detail oriented.
Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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