Tower Hill School seeks a communications specialist to support school-wide communications and marketing initiatives. This new position focuses on writing and editing projects for multiple communications channels, while also contributing to multimedia and design projects as part of a cohesive team.
A highly regarded independent school that serves preschool through high school students in Wilmington, Delaware, Tower Hill’s mission is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for full and creative engagement with a dynamic world. The Communications Office works closely with Admission, Advancement and the head of school on various projects, as well as with faculty and administrators throughout the school.
In collaboration with the director of communications and marketing, the communications specialist will highlight school programs, activities and accomplishments with various audiences in alignment with institutional and departmental strategic goals. This creative, motivated individual will promote the exceptional education experienced by Tower Hill students, capturing the excitement and engagement generated in the classroom by our excellent faculty. A talent for writing and editing with accuracy and impact is a must.
Position responsibilities include:
Write and edit content for weekly and monthly e-newsletters to parents and alumni
Generate story ideas and articles for various school publications, including the alumni magazine and website
Write copy for updates and communications to the school community
Update text on the school’s website using a content management system
Contribute to content posted on social media accounts
Build relationships with local media and pitch story ideas
Archive media coverage
Serve as brand ambassador for the school brand and editorial style guidelines
Respond to faculty, staff and parent requests for assistance using TowerNet, the school’s online information platform
Support the director of communications and marketing in advertising, marketing and other projects as needed
Support the assistant director of communications and marketing in select graphic design, photography, video, web and social media projects as needed
Participate in professional development activities; follow trends, issues and best practices in the communications and education fields
duties as assigned
This is a full-time, year-round position with competitive benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-4 writing samples to Director of Communications and Marketing Teresa Messmore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of 1-3 additional samples of digital or graphic design projects is welcome, but not required.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or similar field
At least two years of relevant job experience preferred, including internships
Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Positive, outcome-oriented attitude with eagerness to learn, generate ideas, accept and incorporate feedback, try new approaches and grow as a professional
Initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team
Availability to attend limited evening and weekend events, e.g. Homecoming, Graduation and concerts
Knowledge of AP Style preferred; familiarity of writing conventions for magazine, web and correspondence; flexibility to cater style to intended purpose
Experience in social media, video production, graphic design, photography, web design and/or digital marketing is a plus; mentorship in these areas may be provided as appropriate