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Communications Associate

Apply now Job no: 506609
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Office of the Chancellor

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Communications Associate will work with the Director of Internal Communications to support the ongoing development of a collaborative, learner-focused, and partnership-driven team by generating ideas for compelling storytelling, team-building events, and employee engagement.


Responsibilities include:
• Generate and execute—from story development through draft and posting-- compelling and engaging content.
• Draft communications for divisional newsletters and organizational announcements; prepare presentations for senior leaders
• Manage comprehensive content calendars, posting and email schedules.
• Support employee engagement through web content creation, including interviewing employees for published Q&As, drafting online newsletters, and editing video interviews.
• Support event planning and promotion by drafting invites, creating event assets, preparing event plans and talking points, and assisting with event logistics.
• Write, edit, and proofread content for all communication vehicles: publications, emails, website, etc.
• Research innovative practices related to employee engagement and communication in virtual environments and assist with execution.


• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or journalism required
• 2-4 years of professional experience
• The person in this role should be proactive, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven. They should be a strong communicator able to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organizational skills
• Must have high standards of excellence and attention to detail
• Knowledge of Design Software, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc. - a plus
• Knowledge of video editing a plus

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


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