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Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world. Berwick Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the community.

The Assistant Director of Communications reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing as part of an exciting, strategically focused and creative team responsible for a wide range of internal and external marketing and communications initiatives. This position relies on significant teamwork and collaboration and requires a professional with strong organizational skills and motivation. The successful candidate will have experience in and be passionate about content creation, graphic design, photography, videography, SEO/SEM, and other digital media.  


Required Education, Skills and Experience
A bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years experience in marketing/communications or a related field

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, time management, and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, detail-oriented, multi-tasker able to prioritize work responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Hands-on, proactive, creative problem-solver
  • Positive attitude and forward thinker
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate on a cross-functional team 
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and operate in a fast-paced environment

Graphic Design

  • Conceptualize, develop, and execute a wide variety of original assets for print and digital applications including, but not limited to, website needs, collateral, PR initiatives, digital ads, mobile, social media channels, on-site events, campaigns, and the School’s magazine Berwick Today
  • Skilled at working with vendors to obtain quotes and oversee the production process from start to finish

Social Media

  • Proven success as a digital marketer with strong experience using social media platforms

Videography / Photography

  • Manage all aspects of project development, pre-production, production, and post, including shooting, editing, audio, and selection of music
  • Proficiency in video and photography operation and production with D-SLR cameras
  • Experience shooting a variety of styles of original content including headshots, group photos, sports/athletics, events, talking head, commercial-style shoots, explainer videos, and long-form videos


  • Write, edit, and produce compelling print and online content

Competence in the Following Software

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and video filming and editing is required
  • Microsoft Office - Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required
  • Proficiency in digital media/video editing software tools - Final Cut Pro is preferred
  • Proficiency in automated email marketing systems is preferred
  • Must be familiar with Mac OS platform
  • Not required, but nice to have - Hootsuite, Asana, Google Suite 
How to Apply:

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and links to portfolios including design, photography, and video (please upload as a single document or email materials to  No phone calls, please.
Job Location:

South Berwick, Maine

Date Added: March 3, 2020

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