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Job Req ID:  19160

Project and Communication Manager


The Project and Communication Manager will be responsible for the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships book series and integrated communications campaign at Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP).  This person will be a deeply creative professional motivated by achieving extraordinary impacts around each Bloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP) featured in the 10-book series.  With the goal of broadening the reach of the work of these professors, the incumbent will participate in bringing to light new ideas and new knowledge that can inform positive discourse in public spheres.  Managing this project from beginning to end will occupy this person for the three years of this program.  This person will report to a senior manager at JHUP, with a dotted line to the BDP team in the Office of Research.


This role will be the point person for all aspects of this BDP project: conceiving of each book in conjunction with the BDP, writer, and JHUP editors; shepherding the books through the publishing process; creating engaging and effective communication campaigns and marketing collateral; and establishing systems to measure success. This position will coordinate closely with JHU’s Office of Research, with the entire book division of JHUP, and with Project MUSE where the books will be discoverable by audiences worldwide. Given the very public nature of the BDP program and its importance to University leadership, this position requires a professional with significant expertise and vision in marketing, creative, and communications functions.



  • Create a robust, professional plan for the entire project and ensure its timely completion.
  • Communicate milestones to those responsible for deliverables and provide reports on the individual books and full series, including but not limited to: book synopses, press coverage, quantitative impact measures, and updated timelines.
  • Working with JHUP editorial and marketing teams, define the parameters of the books in the series.
  • Identify BDPs with interest in expanding their thought leadership platform to work with a professional writer to write books and participate in the comprehensive communication campaign. 
  • Collaborate with BDPs and writer on outlining each book and arriving at agreement on writing plan.
  • Manage writer and the writing and peer review processes in collaboration with JHUP editors.
  • In conjunction with JHUP publishing professionals, shepherd books through the publishing process.
  • Identify video producers and other professionals to work on creating complementary, narrative communication products and manage those relationships through to final products and launch.
  • Work with the marketing team at JHUP, the Office of Research, central communications, and the BDP’s divisional communication professionals to coordinate and implement the integrated communication and media campaign and use agile processes to refine campaign over time. 
  • Create measurable outcome goals and provide analytics to demonstrate results. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience managing complex creative projects, working successfully on deadline; designing and implementing product and communications plans and strategies.
  • Demonstrated intense creativity across all aspects of work including product planning and design, writing, visual media, and overall communication campaigns. 
  • Effective use of communication tools, including print, web, media relations, electronic media and other e-communication tools including social media.
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about exploiting the potential of this program.
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative teams; ability to collaborate with scores of people at multiple levels, motivating them to deliver, and working comfortably in a fast-paced environment; effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Understanding of the life of the scientist and scholar and exposure to the fields across the social and natural sciences. 
  • Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Stellar at all aspects of interpersonal communication.
  • Fluidity in operating at a high level of abstraction to the details necessary to implement on a daily basis.
  • Excel in effective use of resources; keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • Four years’ experience in project management, communications, writing, journalism, digital media, media relations, public relations or related field.
  • Experience with social media platforms. 
  • Experience with communications metrics and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of publishing a plus. 


Classified Title: Communications Associate 
Working Title: Project and Communication Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280 to $81,435 annually
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10000142-Press General Administration 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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