Job opportunities: Student marketing and writing assistants

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The communications team at CITRIS’s headquarters at UC Berkeley is seeking two student assistants for the 2024–25 academic year.

The following positions are available to currently enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduates:

Marketing Assistant

Work-Study Number: 1512889843
Handshake Number: 9055068

As a marketing student assistant, you’ll work alongside our team to contribute to website, email, print, video, photography and social media campaigns to launch and promote programs and flagship events. There may also be opportunities to contribute to audience research, web analytics and metrics tracking. Ideally, you can work for a minimum of two semesters and are available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Typical tasks include designing graphics to achieve a cohesive look across marketing materials and social media channels, editing video, capturing photos at events or meetings, creating web pages and email campaigns to help launch programs or events, and assistance with direct email marketing lists. 

Required qualifications include a strong understanding of graphic design, web design, and UX principles and practices; a strong understanding of photography and video editing; expertise in Canva or Adobe Creative Suite; and excellent task management and problem-solving skills. The expected schedule is 10–15 hours per week, with availability throughout academic year.

Technology Writer

Work-Study Number: 8969615125
Handshake Number: 9056257

As the technology writer, you’ll work alongside experts and leaders across our four campuses to distill complex information into compelling stories. You’ll help produce content in multiple formats such as feature articles, announcements, social media copy and more.  You may also contribute to creative briefs for multimedia assets, such as short animations, to accompany your stories.

You’ll also play an essential role in monitoring our success stories, maintaining a database of news media mentions that reference the institution and affiliated researchers. You will also draft summaries of featured coverage for publication on the CITRIS website. 

Typical tasks include interviewing a researcher about their groundbreaking technology, drafting an announcement to announce a new industry partnership, developing engaging social media copy to promote longform stories, working with department staff to develop media designed to promote our unique capabilities and successes, as well as monitoring daily media clips reports from various sources such as Google Alerts and RSS feeds, entering media mentions into an Airtable database, drafting news briefs (50–150 words) that highlight coverage of interest to the CITRIS community, and adding news briefs to a WordPress website.

Required qualifications include a minimum of one to two years of experience writing and editing published content in a science- or technology-related environment, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. The expected schedule is 10–15 hours per week, with availability throughout academic year.

To learn more and review the application instructions, please check out the full position descriptions on Handshake or the Work-Study website.