Communications Associate

Yeshiva University

New York, New York

Date Posted July 22, 2022
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Communications Associate


Job No: 496229/ Index 815001
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media

Communications Associate

Job No:496229
Work Type:Staff Full-time
Department:Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location:Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

Position Summary:

Cardozo Law School's Communications and Public Affairs department seeks an accomplished writer, editor and content marketer to join an outstanding team of professionals charged with internal and external communications for a leading New York City law school based in Greenwich Village. The position is currently hybrid between remote and in-person and reports to the Associate Dean of Communications and Public Affairs. Part of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law offers a generous holiday and vacation package and 2:30PM closures on Fridays.

The Communications Associate for News, Events and Publications is part of a team that highlights Cardozo's achievements and works to enhance the reputation of the law school that created The Innocence Project and other innovative justice-forward programs and produces ethical, practice-ready lawyers.

The Associate is responsible for tracking all Cardozo news stories in the media, writing and editing website copy, creating impactful social media content, generating a weekly e-Newsletter, and working with a four-person communications team as assigned. In addition, this person will write print and digital copy for Cardozo's annual alumni magazine, Cardozo Life. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing, proofing, editing, and attention to detail in both digital and print formats.

Position Responsibilities:



  • Compose, edit, and disseminate weekly e-Newsletter which is sent to students, faculty, administrators, and YU leadership
  • Write press releases.
  • Cover campus events featuring public officials and legal scholars for content creation including web content and social media.
  • Track earned media stories featuring professors and the law school in the news using Meltwater and other alert systems and post on Cardozo social media.
  • Write, edit and proof stories for the alumni magazine.
  • Keep up-to-date various mailing lists for digital distribution.
  • Coordinate public relations requests with external PR firm and within the law school Editorial Board at weekly meetings.
  • Update Cardozo website.
  • Manage photo shoots and digital photo archives.
  • Work closely with team members to ensure smooth operation, especially during vacations.

    Experience & Educational Background:
  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or related major
  • 2+ years of experience in communications field
  • Experience in higher education a significant plus
  • Familiarity with legal issues a significant plus
  • Ability to work within a supportive team environment, with frequent competing deadlines
  • Project management skills
  • Expert writing, proofing and editing skills
  • Strong digital communications experience a must
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal preferred
  • Familiar with Hubspot and Salesforce CRM preferable, or willingness to be trained
  • Strong interpersonal skills required

    Skills & Competencies:
  • Contributes ideas and solves problems on a regular basis
  • Key contact with other departments who serves as an ambassador for the team throughout the school
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Follow through on projects
  • Helps create a positive working environment to meet and manage multiple deadlines
  • Some evenings may be required to cover events

    Application Instructions:

    Please include a cover letter and writing sample(s) with your application.
    If interested, please apply:

    About Us:

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

    A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Application Instructions:
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    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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