Digital Content Creator/Writer

Potsdam, NY
Feb 22, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Digital Content Creator/Writer Posting Number Staff 2014000936 FLSA Exempt Level Full-time/ Part-time Is this a temporary Position? No Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

This position serves as a content planner and creator for digital mediums to reach a variety of target University stakeholders. Has a strong understanding of campus news, research, events, and cycles to prioritize relevant content to various audiences such as prospective students, families and alumni. Incorporates and highlights the Clarkson brand in all content creation. Utilizes unique and appropriate digital mediums to meet the goals of the University, department and collaborating departments. Oversees video content production and creation, including work done internally and by freelance video producers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a creator of content for digital mediums, including the website, digital marketing email and advertising campaigns and social media
  • Work in social media from a marketing perspective, creating social media campaigns to meet goals and create brand awareness for the University
  • Brainstorm and execute creative digital content to reach new and existing target audiences (alumni and donors, current students and families, prospective students and families, peer institutions, corporate and educational partners)
  • Collaborate with several members of the Clarkson marketing team with content calendar and planning process
  • Write, edit and/or design digital content in the form of web narratives, social media posts, videos, advertisements and more using the University brand standards
  • Oversee video content production via working as an intermediary between campus departments and freelance or student video producers

Essential Skills:

  • Strong written communication experience and ability to write for multiple audiences in tone and brand
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in different stages for different mediums and audiences at once
  • Understanding of trends in digital marketing and higher education marketing
  • Ability to work with others and communicating to them about what they as well as what they want to reach their goals and the University’s goals
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or similar products for small design projects
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven, fast-paced environment
  • Strong management skills of student employees and freelance producers

Preferred Skills:

  • Video production and editing skills
Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related field or comparable work experience.

Will consider May 2019 graduates. Position is contingent upon successfully completing Bachelors Degree.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills

1-2 years of related experience
Higher education experience

Video production and editing skills

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Posting Detail Information

Close Date Open Date 02/12/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions for this Posting

Clarkson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Reference Request Details

Maximum Number of Reference Requests 3 Minimum Number of Reference Requests 0 Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plaindealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-serv
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
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  2. * What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
    • Highschool Diploma/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD (all but disertation)
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • Less Than One
    • One to Two
    • Two to Three
    • Three to Five
    • Five or More
  4. * How do you embrace Diversity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
Optional Documents