Communications Coordinator


The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton SPIA) is looking for a new Communications Coordinator/Writer. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator/Writer is a versatile, creative, and nimble communications professional with an interest in public affairs and public policy and an ability to write about complex topics in a succinct and approachable manner. Primary responsibilities include short- and long-form writing about Princeton SPIA’s faculty, students, alumni, and curricular initiatives; overseeing the School’s suite of e-newsletters and subscriber database; multimedia projects; and social-media support.

The Communications Coordinator/Writer must be able to work within a team, but is also expected to function independently. Strong interpersonal skills, a proactive mindset, comfort with pivoting as necessary, and a sense of humor are desired traits. An understanding of the School’s deep commitment to public service is a must.


Content development: Research and write content that elevates the work of SPIA’s faculty, students, alumni, programs, centers, and initiatives, including, but not limited to:

  • Research stories
  • Factsheets/Executive Summaries
  • Interviews / Q&As
  • Profiles (student, alumni, faculty)
  • News briefs
  • Talking points
  • Blogs

Newsletters: Compile, draft, and edit SPIA’s e-newsletters and maintain subscriber databases, including, but not limited to:

  • Monthly public SPIA newsletter
  • Biweekly SPIA events newsletter
  • Quarterly special edition newsletters

Social media: Support monitoring, developing content for, and posting to SPIA’s social platforms, including, but not limited to:

  • Twitter/X
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Sprout Social

Multimedia: Assist with multimedia projects and initiatives, including:

  • Podcasts
  • Video interviews
  • Research illustrations
  • Website content


Essential qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Multimedia experience
  • Familiarity with current affairs and public policy
  • Experience with CRMs and email platforms (e.g., Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Ability to translate complex topics to general audiences

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Digital asset management experience
  • Familiarity with graphic design and related tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.)
  • Experience in higher education communications
  • Familiarity with photography/videography skills


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