Senior Writer/Editor - Exempt, Recruitment #3241

Carson, California
$4,104 - $6,795 monthly
Feb 09, 2018
Recruitment #3241
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.  

Salary Range and Max Salary  

The application deadline is: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The salary range for this classification is: $4,104 - $6,795 monthly.
The maximum salary budgeted for this position by the department is $6,667 monthly.  

Conditions of Employment  

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.  

Campus Marketing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide.  The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Department Marketing Statement  

Department: University Communications and Public Affairs

The Office of University Communications and Public Affairs builds public understanding, recognition and support for CSU Dominguez Hills by shaping the image and voice of the University through coordinated communications strategies and media relations that position the University as an important urban center for teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service. University Communications functions as a full-service creative agency for institutional communications; print, Web, and electronic publications; marketing; and advertising.  

Major Duties  

Under the general direction of the Director of University Communications and Public Affairs, the Senior Writer/Editor helps to bring the mission of CSUDH and the voices of its faculty, students, alumni and staff to life. The position will play a key role in strategic communications for the university, helping to evolve and refine messaging in line with the university's mission and strategic plan. The position employs expert skill in writing a wide range of communications (web content, news releases, social media posts, feature profiles, marketing and advertising materials, high-level executive correspondences, speeches, and talking points) across print and digital media platforms to create engaging and compelling content that successfully captures the appropriate voice and conveys subject matter expertise.  In addition, the position will serve as editor of the CSUDH¿s university magazine.  


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, composition, communications, and/or equivalent experience. Master's degree in English or communications preferred.

Required Experience:
Five or more years of professional writing and editing experience, and/or writing for the web. Preferred: two or more years working in higher education communications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experienced writer as evidenced by clips or portfolio of past professional work
Excels at adapting copy based on the audience and platform
Expert grammar, editing, and proofreading skills
Communications expert, with knowledge and proficiency in multiple media
Experience in using electronic media tools, such as  content management systems
Effective interpersonal communications skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Ability to juggle multiple assignments under shifting and tight deadlines.

Specialized Materials:
Computer, MAC platform; computer peripherals such as, but not limited to, printers, scanners, monitors, auxiliary equipment, and accessories.

Certification: Valid Drivers License  


60% Conceptualize, research, and write compelling and engaging content for a variety of communications, ranging from formal speeches, presentations, talking points and briefings, and case statements to advertising copy and marketing and promotional materials, bylined articles, social media posts, and web content. Ensure writing considers audience, media and successfully captures appropriate voice and tone.

15% Editing ¿ Serve as the lead editor and proofreader of copy for a wide range of print and digital communications that is produced in house and across the university, including but not limited to web page content, magazine and news stories, news releases, marketing and advertising materials, internal communications, speeches and presentations. Establish and ensure adherence of the university's editorial style and voice.

15% Magazine production ¿ Oversee production of university magazine. Serves as the editor of the university magazine: develops and presents recommended content to management for approval, writes selected stories and assigns stories to others

5% Communications Development ¿ Work closely with the communications and marketing teams, key stakeholders, and graphics and web designers on developing and implementing various communications campaigns.

5% Performs other duties as assigned.  

To Apply Please Visit:  

To apply for this posting (Non-CSUDH Employees):
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Step 4: Select apply with or without resume
Step 5: Provide contact information and answer required questions
Step 6: Click 'Submit'  

Closing Statement  

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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