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Duties: Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is looking for a Marketing and Communications Writer with at least 5 years of experience working in higher education, a creative/marketing agency, or another related field to join our collaborative marketing team.

Under the direction and general supervision of the Creative Marketing Manager, the Marketing and Communications Writer works closely with an award-winning marketing team to generate ideas and produce high-quality content for all digital, audio, and print marketing - websites, e-mails, advertisements, brochures, flyers, posters, radio, news articles, faculty/student profiles, and other promotional materials that help achieve LPS project and program goals.

The Marketing and Communications Writer is responsible for conducting interviews with faculty, staff, and students to develop compelling, strategic, and informed marketing copy for LPS programs.

The Marketing and Communications Writer works with the Creative Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing to enhance brand and program awareness for LPS by soliciting content from program teams to support marketing efforts. S/he identifies newsworthy content and pitches story ideas to central University Communications. S/he develops contacts and manages editorial relationships with appropriate trade journals, professional organizations, and partners.

The Marketing and Communications Writer is responsible for editing, proofreading, ensuring the accuracy of all content, and adhering to LPS style guides and standards.

The Marketing and Communications Writer must be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently under tight deadlines and balancing multiple projects simultaneously.

The Marketing and Communications Writer is expected to understand the mission of the business unit and goals of its programs and be able to convey that in a cohesive voice across all projects, platforms, and communications to support LPS objectives.

The Marketing and Communications Writer builds relationships with program directors, recruiters, and enrollment and admissions staff, and works collaboratively to shape communications for prospective students, applicants, and newly admitted students.

A great eye for detail and a passion for higher education a must.

Qualifications: * A bachelor's degree and two to three years of digital communications and marketing experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
* Five to seven years are strongly preferred.
* Professional experience collaborating in a creative team environment in the development of creative concepts and strategic writing.
* Ability to manage and prioritize multiple detail-oriented assignments.
* History of strong editing and proofreading skills.
* Experience maintaining relationships with editorial contacts from appropriate trade journals and professional organizations and partner is preferred.
* Experience with content marketing, user experience, and communications is preferred.
* Strong interviewing skills are required.
* Demonstrated advanced knowledge of industry-standard applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Acrobat.
* Experience in higher education is a plus.

Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems, and other web applications, including project management software, is a plus. Evidence of continuing studies, coursework and active professional involvement is a plus.

Writing samples must be provided for consideration.

Reference Number: 02-28474

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Professional and Liberal Education (PLE)

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: M-Writing/Communications/Public Relations




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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 10/10/2019
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