The News & Social Media Manager works to raise the college’s visibility, enhance the Carleton brand and foster community through social media. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator and creative content producer with exceptional judgment, an innate ability to connect across audiences, and a true love of short-form storytelling. This position is responsible for producing authentic and compelling content that tells the Carleton story, and for advising campus partners on how to do the same.
The News & Social Media Manager develops and administers a college-wide social media strategy. Working with the director, this position will plan and carry out a social media strategy that engages key audiences and supports college initiatives. This position manages day-to-day functions of Carleton’s official social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Conceptualize and produce photos, videos, graphics, and written content for these channels. The News & Social Media Manager also manages Carleton’s primary website which includes developing editorial calendars, generating story ideas, cultivating source relationships, leading editorial meetings, writing news and feature stories, and assigning work to student writers.
What else Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a Health Savings Account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, a generous paid time off as well as access too many other campus amenities.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the hire is complete. We accept only online applications. For more specific information about the position and how to apply visit: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/4814
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro that offers small town living with a sophisticated feel.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate has a Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, marketing or public relations; or other BA with relevant experience. A minimum of 3 years of directly related experience in news writing and social media management, with a proven ability to adopt an institutional voice. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional judgement and attention to detail, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.