Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 55856BR
The Office of Communications serves as the primary information resource for the School. In addition to interfacing with the press, producing daily School news coverage, an award-winning magazine, and a wide variety of digital content, our office provides support and best practices for communications efforts, including strategy, branding, and creative services, across Harvard Chan School. As our faculty, students, and staff respond to emerging and longstanding public health challenges, we enable the School to maintain a clear voice, both within our community and beyond, and amplify our reach to target audiences with important public health messaging.
The Senior Digital Content Manager is the primary content manager for the website of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They will play a key role in determining the strategy for overall website improvements, collaborate on high-visibility microsites and website sections for special projects, and regularly share major updates with the WordPress user community at the School. They will also provide support for numerous departments, offices, and centers at the School—acting as the primary liaison in the Office of Communications for web content development, user questions, and strategy for website and microsite creation. The Senior Digital Content Manager will work with colleagues in the Office of Communications, Information Technology, and individual departments, offices, and centers to create new sites, consult on and write website content, and advise on ongoing website improvements. The Senior Digital Content Manager will leverage exemplary writing and information architecture skills to ensure that all School websites reach their intended audiences and convey information in a clear and easy to use way. They will also manage key high-level pages for the School, ensuring that content is up-to-date.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage the project workflow for the creation of new sites for School departments, labs, initiatives, etc., through clearly defining objectives and project deadlines.
Support the organization and writing of web content, ensuring that complex information is presented in a clear and accessible manner.
Help manage the day-to-day web content activities for the Office of Communications, including ensuring that key public-facing information is accurate, up to date, and appropriate; and that it adheres to School and University standards.
Proofread and edit text for consistency on new and existing websites; teach site editors across the School to follow best practices for web writing.
In coordination with the Associate Creative Director and Associate Director for Digital Strategy, develop and manage a content strategy to extend the School's brand across all digital channels and all current and future websites, focusing on audience needs, content value, information architecture, and usability throughout the online creation process.
Provide website content strategies, analyze site traffic, and offer actionable recommendations for improvements that will help the School optimize the effectiveness of its digital presence.
Conduct nontechnical website fixes and improvements to the School's website.
Assist with the Office of Communications' other initiatives, as needed.
Contribute to high priority digital projects for the Dean's office as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PLEASE NOTE: It is strongly encouraged for interested candidates to submit both a resume and cover letter with their application materials.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, MD, or CA. We are also working primarily remotely at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until our return to campus, which is anticipated to begin in fall 2021, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will support flexible work schedules upon this return, subject to individual departments' business needs.
At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.
Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
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