MIT SHASS Communications
Freelance Communications Positions Available



MIT SHASS Communications is the communication team in the Office of the Dean of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The group develops a wide range of content and materials to support Dean’s Office projects, share the research and teaching of the School’s academic units, further development efforts, engage with the mediam and shape the School's identity and messages. Our role also includes ongoing collaboration and coordination with communication leaders and initiatives across the Institute.

Positions Available

Currently, we have one position available on our team for longterm freelance partners: 


• Design, Website, and Digital Materials Associate


Design, Website, Digital Materials Associate


We seek a part-time, freelance colleague to join our team to work on a range of projects and materials, including:


• Assistant to the Webmaster
Enter content on the MIT SHASS website; develop new pages and sections in collaboration with the Webmaster

• Design Assistance
With guidance from the Communications Director, select and prepare photographs for use on the website, social media, and other digital platforms; Prepare highly-visual slide decks for presentations, and other digital materials.  

• Social Media
Creative input for social media campaigns


Candidates for this position will have strong skills and experience in:

Design (concepts, typography, imagery, layout, color)
Web editing (Drupal)
Collaboration: ability to work well and creatively with other team members
Project management: Ability to organize and manage projects
Knowledge of academic culture; MIT experience a plus
Relevant software and platforms (e.g., Mail Chimp, PhotoShop, Sprout Social, PPT, InDesign; Twitter, Instagram, FB)



Minimum five years related work experience.
Degree in communications, design, or related fields a plus
Experience with design and a range of software and platforms
Interest in the humanistic fields (social sciences, arts, humanities)
Experience managing a social media channel
Ability to plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines


This is a P/T freelance position. The position will be compensated on an hourly rate, to be established commensurate with experience, and will be up to 16 hours a week. We aim to fill the position by early March 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


To Apply

Please send the following application materials to the Office of the Dean, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at this email address — — with the subject line Digital Communications Associate.

• Resume
• Cover letter (1-2 pages) giving your interest and relevant experience
• Samples of work: design; social media, website, etc. (1-5 pages)