Associate Director of Content - JR20391-3800

Published on 03/18/2023The University of Chicago - Orland Park, IL


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Law Communications

About the Department

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this

country\'s premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one

of America\'s great cities, UChicago Law offers a rigorous and

interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law

with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community

devoted to the life of the mind. The University of Chicago Law School is

seeking an Associate Director of Content to join its Communications

Office. The Communications Office manages all communications of the Law

School, including materials for the Admissions office, Student Affairs,

External Affairs, and the Office of Career Services, as well as numerous

faculty projects and conferences and work for student groups. The Office

works with the entire Law School community to lead communication

projects, and to manage them successfully to completion.

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Content is the primary architect of the Law

School\'s content strategy for all internal clients and geared towards

all audiences. This role is a key participant in developing branding and

messaging for the Law School, and a primary content creator for print

and web projects to support all facets of the Law School\'s mission.

Managing projects for all types of communications materials (both print

and electronic), the Associate Director of Content works with other

members of the Communications Office, including the Manager of Digital

Communications, to provide excellent customer service to all parts of

the Law School requiring assistance with print and electronic



  • Builds and executes long term communications strategy with faculty and staff to promote the Law School projects and individual faculty work.
  • Reads faculty materials and attends workshops and conferences to support the creation of communications content.
  • Writes stories for the Law School alumni magazine and development publications, admissions projects, and other publications.
  • Seeks out, researches, and writes stories and content for the Law School website.
  • Drafts letters and other materials for the Dean and External Affairs.
  • Plans and creates original content for major media announcements.
  • Supervises content creators, including but not limited to, in-house writers, student writers, interns, and freelancers to create a cohesive content structure and style.
  • Collaborates with the Manager of Digital Communications to produce audio, video, and social media content.
  • Manages communications calendar across print and digital platforms.
  • Assesses new platforms and methods of communication and, where desirable, integrates them into communications plan.
  • Develops and enforces style guides and tone of voice for Law School.
  • Stays current with University communications-related developments.
  • Facilitates communications needs of school constituent groups such as student organizations and alumni groups.
  • Assists with special projects such as memorials, visual displays, and historical research.
  • Makes contributions to the media interface, including writing press releases, planning and organizing media coverage for major events, and crafting responses to sensitive or controversial issues.
  • Develops, plans, and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization\'s programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college r university degree in related



Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7

years of work experience in a related job discipline.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor\'s degree in marketing, communications or a related field strongly preferred.


  • Experience in higher education or similar setting strongly preferred.

Preferred Competencies

Ability to independently lead projects through design, writing, and

printing process.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or

as member of a team.

Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during

conflicts and emergencies.

Strong attention to detail and editorial skills.

Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.


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