Stanford University

Job Description

Stanford University is one of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and improving our world. The university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. Stanford’s future success will be shaped by its diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture.

Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world, fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts. With its primary home at Bing Concert Hall and a popular second venue at historic Frost Amphitheater, Stanford Live is simultaneously a public square, a sanctuary, and a lab, drawing on the breadth and depth of Stanford University to connect performance to the significant issues, ideas, and discoveries of our time.

The Social Media and Editorial Associate is a creative, driven, and passionate individual who is responsible for the daily management and content creation for Stanford Live’s organic social media channels. This position also oversees photography and digital show program notes. Must be detail-oriented and able to shift focus quickly to keep up with the fast-paced environment of a live event-based arts institution. This role works closely with the programming team and is under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications.

In this role, you will:

Daily management of Stanford Live’s social media channels to support the overall marketing strategy and sales needs. This includes writing post copy, capturing and editing content (including video) when needed, and the scheduling and monitoring of daily social media postings across all channels
Identify, pitch, and develop opportunities to create and capture unique and engaging content
Work closely with artists as well as various internal and external stakeholders to capture and create engaging content. Must be able to work productively with different personality types and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Maintain Stanford Live’s ongoing social media calendar, working to incorporate content to support sales needs while driving engagement and audience growth. Serve as a resource and gatekeeper to other departments seeking to add content to the social schedule.
Coordinate all photography needs for the season
Collect program notes from artists and build out digital programs
Oversee Arts Journalism fellowship program in coordination with the Stanford Daily
Assist with development and project management of paid social campaigns as needed.
Support other members of the marketing team as necessary with related marketing and communications tasks
May supervise interns, entry-level staff, and volunteers.

Please note that this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered hybrid (minimum of 2-3 days/week onsite). Evening and weekends as needed.

In order to be successful, you will bring:

Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to build lasting relationships and strong communities; customer focus.
Knowledge of the web, technology, social platforms, current and future trends.
Highly organized and creative.
Ability to work independently to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Demonstrated team player.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Stanford Live and the Vice Presidency for the Arts, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. Let us know in your cover letter how your experience makes you a good fit for us. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website ( provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

The expected pay range for this position is $66,000-81,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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