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FWS Communications Assistant

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Washington DC, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Communications Assistant will assist with all aspects of the communications office.  S/he will report to the SIS Assistant Director of Communication for Digital Platforms and will work under the supervision of other SIS communications staff on a per-project basis. This is a federal work study position. This position will require in person work.

Essential Functions

  1. Transcribing interviews conducted by Communications staff from audio to written files.
  2. Drafting social media copy for review by Communications staff.
  3. Creating captions for SIS videos in YouTube and performing necessary manual corrections to achieve 95% accuracy.
  4. Building and maintaining a mailing list of all faculty at APSIA schools.
  5. Drafting content for the SIS website.
  6. Updating content on the SIS website.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 3-6 hours per week

Salary Range

  • $15.25/hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Current AU undergraduate student with a work study award.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with a CMS, like WordPress or similar experience with Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to work approximately 3-6 hours/week.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC