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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Job Details

Duties: Reporting to the Director of Communications at Penn Engineering, independently write and create content for news sites, including announcements of honors and awards, student stories, multimedia features and event coverage. Collaborate with external Penn Social Media Group and develop strategic social campaigns around both new and pre-existing content. Work with editorial staff on assigned stories as needed.

Develop and manage communications-related content for Penn Engineering's main website ( and news ( and events ( sub-sites using WordPress.

Independently oversee the day-to-day management of existing social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), including content discovery and adaptation for the different platforms. Throughout social media accounts, ensure that content is consistent with branding standards and style guide.
Create and grow new social media channels as the need arises.

Pitch, build and distribute the bi-weekly This Week at Penn Engineering newsletter and distribute routine special events announcements to an audience of 18,000+ recipients via MailChimp. Carefully manage associated listservs.

Provide digital media support for internal photo and video library, including responding to image requests, and light photo editing via PhotoShop.

Work collaboratively and support the Penn Engineering Communications editorial staff to maintain branding throughout the School's communications efforts, including editing and approving the School's departmental newsletters and other materials.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field; 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated CMS expertise, strong multi-media writing and editing skills, and experience with photo and video editing. Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving capabilities and project management skills are required. Academic/scientific writing experience is preferred.

Reference Number: 13-30803

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: SEAS Office of the Dean

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


Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn



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3451 Walnut Street

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