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Associate Director of Publications and Design - Office of Marketing and Communications - McDonough S

Georgetown University Washington, DC (On Site) Full-Time
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Associate Director of Publications and Design - Office of Marketing and Communications - McDonough School of Business - Georgetown University

At Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, our mission is to build global business knowledge and inspire ethical leaders to serve the common good.

Job Overview

The Associate Director of Publications and Design is responsible for the successful execution of the McDonough School of Business communications strategy by ensuring materials produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications on behalf of the school are professionally created and consistent with the school's overall messaging.

They work with McDonough program managers, faculty, and administrators to develop printed materials that support the school's goals; and serve as the Editor of Georgetown Business magazine, which is published twice a year and distributed to all alumni and parents.

As well, they manage an external freelance community of writers, designers, editors, photographers, and printers.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Associate Director works with other marketing team members to develop a communications strategy and story ideas; and collaborates with the program managers in the production of viewbooks, marketing brochures and one-pagers, event programs, and other marketing materials.

As the Editor of Georgetown Business, they manage the external vendor that produces the magazine, including setting the editorial agenda, sourcing news stories, alumni class notes, and event photos; and coordinating mailing lists and distribution.

They also serve as a primary editor for the school, including website content and external messages. In this capacity, the Associate Director works within the school's brand standards and ensures that all McDonough materials align with those standards.

By creating content to be shared with prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and more, the Associate Director serves a key role in the school's outreach efforts - including promotion of all degree and non-degree programs, student and alumni stories, the work of the centers/institutes/initiatives, development outreach, Board of Advisors/Parents Advisory Council engagement, and more.

Further, they collaborate with individuals across the campus.


* Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field - preference for Master's degree
* At least 3 years of experience in creating print and online marketing communications - preference for experience in magazine editing and contracting with printers
* Professional quality of organizational and project management skills
* Demonstrated writing abilities
* Experience in MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and content management systems.
* Ability to create professional-quality communications pieces in online and print environments
* An excellent manager of other editorial personnel and creative talent
* Ability to understand sometimes complex material
* Self-motivation and ability to work with many different people in diverse positions
* Comfort level in a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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