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News and Communications Manager (7477U), Haas Core Programs -
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title News and Communications Manager (7477U), Haas Core Programs -
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Communications/Public Relations

News and Communications Manager (7477U), Haas Core Programs -

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 21, 2019

Departmental Overview
The Haas School of Business develops path bending leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, Development and Alumni Relations.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learnand a place to work.

To learn more about the Haas School visit:

The Office of Marketing and Communications designs and implements a comprehensive, unified marketing and communications effort for the Haas School of Business and its degree and non-degree instructional programs, research centers, public service activities, and external relations activities as well as its faculty and students. The Office is responsible for managing the Berkeley Haas brand image by providing strategic marketing and communications advice and planning to the Dean, the Senior Leadership Team, program directors, other senior staff and faculty throughout the school. The Office is also responsible for developing and managing a broad range of initiatives in marketing, communications (print, audio, video, mobile, web-based and other channels), media relations, and community relations to promote greater external understanding and recognition of the school's contributions.

  • Works with manager and clients to create, develop, and implement long- and short -term strategic communications plans and/or projects.
  • The Communications Manager assists the Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer in marketing- and communications-related projects pertaining to internal communications support.
  • Writes briefings and talking points for senior staff, as well as other communications
  • Researches, compiles, and presents data to assist with setting marketing and communications strategies
  • Assists with implementation of rankings and survey efforts
  • Promotes Haas to diverse constituencies, including those from historically marginalized communities
  • Manages Haas poster campaign.
  • Plans new content, oversees design, photography, and printing, as well as posting of the art.
  • Develops and manages extension of poster content through other (digital) channels.
  • Manages comprehensive communications programs, including written, visual, and electronic communications.
  • The Communications Manager assists the communications team in promoting Berkeley Haas to alumni and external audiences online and through news media, social media, and periodicals.
  • Writes and edits news, profile, and small feature content as needed.
  • Assists with the daily planning and tracking of social media posts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Tracks and manages routine media requests and requests for award nominations related to student and alumni achievements, and ensures timely submission.
  • Tracks editorial calendars and updates media call log, news clips, reporter lists, etc.
  • Schedules and manages photo and video shoots for faculty and staff portraits, news articles, and social media.
  • Archives and tags photos in media library.
  • Basic video editing.
  • Extracts soundbites from videos for use in news articles or on social media; creates short social media videos.
  • Advises and consults with departmental/college administration regarding all aspects of communications including developing strong communications strategies that effectively deliver the desired message, policy interpretation, and problem resolution.
  • Ensures production of high-quality products that effectively deliver the desired message within budget and time constraints.
  • Identifies specific communications needs and develops the content and process for organizational improvements.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media channels, technical aspects and requirements of various channels, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, such as designers, photographers, illustrators, and other vendors, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long- and short-term strategic communications plans.
  • Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to target and/or broad general audiences, including those from diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Experience publishing materials on the web and some understanding of web technology.
  • Experience creating and managing effective social media content.
  • Ability to creatively adapt the marketing and information needs of the Haas School to the web, print, social media, advertising, and multimedia.
  • Experience with video editing a plus.
  • Experience in directing, selecting, and using art (photography, graphics, video) to support a desired message.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs and issues in higher education preferred.
  • Knowledge of campus protocols and channels for communication internally and externally preferred.

Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience up to $93,900.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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