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I serve as the Digital Communications Manager in the Office of Strategic Communications at Caltech.

WHAT I DO

I help manage content for the main Caltech website. Much of this consists of helping to guide the flow of the 150–250 story ideas in progress through our department at any given time.

I help folks across campus manage content for their division, department, and laboratory websites.

I serve as a sort of de facto manager of Caltech's Master Calendar. No one person actually manages it, but I'm generally the person who sets up user accounts for those wanting to enter campus events. I also edit the available locations, event sponsors, and lecture series as needed, and assist with event entry and formatting.

I help users create campus announcements which appear on the main website and can then be pulled into their group websites. This involves creating user accounts, setting up and editing announcement groups, and assisting with the creation of campus announcements.

I help manage updates to the interactive campus map, including adjusting construction zones, adding or removing locations, and editing location information.

I help set up and manage our department's internal and external communications tools, including Trello, Slack, Box, SharePoint, MailChimp, Wufoo, Bit.ly, and more.

I do other stuff, too. (Of course.)

GOOD TO KNOW

In June of 2017, after working full-time for Caltech since 1985, I moved to Sedona, Arizona and now work 100% remotely from home. So if we need to meet, we'll be meeting online. This has been working well.

In spite of the fact that Arizona does not observe daylight savings time, my normal hours generally remain the same: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

You can still reach me at my campus extension: x8734.

CONTACT INFO

Email: rbasu@caltech.edu

Phone: 626-395-8734