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Communications Specialist

Posting Details

Position Information

Title Communications Specialist
Location NYMC Valhalla, NY
Department NYMC - Public Relations
Position Number 2A9891
Job Description

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is seeking a creative and detail oriented communications professional to join our team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills as well the ability to work independently and adhere toon deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Job Duties


Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content;

Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College;

Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff and alumni and write compelling profiles.

Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed;

Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed;

Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art and design;

Manage NYMC special events including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing the events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security and educational media;

Attend NYMC lectures and events taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication;

Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community.
Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media and issues affecting higher education.

Required Qualifications


(A) Education requirement:Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism or Communications required.

(B) Licenses or certifications: None

© Technical/computer skills:Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook).

Strong organizational, managerial and problem-solving skills are necessary. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (including proofreading skills) with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Strong personal and professional integrity with the highest ethical standards and a commitment to diversity essential.

(D) Prior experience:At least 5 years of progressive experience editing/publishing and marketing experience required, preferably in an academic or nonprofit setting. The ideal candidate will have experience managing events and managing multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work outside of normal business hours if needed.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Physical and Environmental Demands

Physical: None

Environmental: None

Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Detail

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00249P
Desired Start Date 08/28/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents