Digital Content Creator for Usable Knowledge
Harvard Graduate School of Education
The Digital Content Creator for Usable Knowledge is a research-attuned, journalistically minded, and deadline-oriented communicator, primarily responsible for developing pieces for Usable Knowledge that translate education research into accessible stories and strategies for teachers, school leaders, education decision-makers, parents, and media. The person who holds this position will be a smart, thoughtful, and innovative content producer, with excellent writing skills and a deep interest in education (both as a subject to explore and an environment in which to work).
The Digital Content Creator for Usable Knowledge will be conversant in, excited by, and able to plan and generate journalistic content in a wide array of digital storytelling formats — text, video, photography, audio, social, or a mixture of the above.
This individual will be contributing to an editorial team that is increasingly operating in a digital communications landscape that includes videos and other forms of visual journalism, podcasts, and social and interactive communications modes. In addition, this individual should be energized by the challenges of breaking down barriers between education research and practice, working to disseminate knowledge in actionable ways, giving educators the tools and information they need — via the communications channels and platforms they use — to do their work.
- Read and distill education research. Track and monitor new research in the field. Connect education research to the work of and challenges facing educators, students, and parents.
- Develop story pitches that fall into one of several categories: Research stories (clear explainers of complex research); evidence-backed strategies and tools that educators can use; perspectives and opinions by key leaders that would be useful and helpful to practitioners.
- Create compelling content across a variety of channels, aligning with the mission and editorial needs of the Communications and Marketing Office. This will involve generating and pitching story ideas, working with editors to refine ideas, and producing content autonomously, on short deadlines, that realizes those goals.
- Develop shareable social media assets — including callouts, social graphics, and Twitter and Facebook posts.
- Develop specific video and audio content and make broader pitches for new multimedia initiatives.
- Become fluent in the workings of HGSE’s content management system and analytics tracking.
- Find and edit high-quality, compelling images (staff-generated or stock) to accompany text-based stories.
- Copyedit and proofread the work of colleagues as necessary.
Salary Grade 55
Digital Content Creator for Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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