Writer/Editor Senior

Job description

Job Title: Writer/Editor Senior
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223083
Department Information This position will be part of the Organizational, Academic and Research Communications (OAR) team within Institute Communications. As such, specific deliverables for this role are expected to include:

Research, write, and edit speeches, presentations, blogs and thought leadership pieces, quotes, scripts, leader messages, etc. in support of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR).Manage content for the executive newsletter.Write and edit campus news announcements and releases on behalf of the Office of the EVPR.Provide communications support for various executive programs, initiatives, events, and special working groups of the Office of the EVPR and collaborate with other communicators within the organization, as necessary.Collaborate with other OAR colleagues in support of other senior leadership, as well as Research Communications, External Communications, Faculty Communications, Campus Communications, Strategic Marketing, and Creative Strategy Teams.Job Summary

Lead strategic communications/PR efforts for College of Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Architecture, Business, Ivan Allen College, international campuses and other campus centers including message development, media visibility, media training and conceiving, planning, organizing and executing PR activities. These activities include, but not limited to, public meetings, grand openings, rollout events and other relationship building and brand promotion activities. Monitor media inquiries, remain on call 24/7, and serve as a member of the crisis communications team for the Institute, providing backup to the Institute spokesperson, Media Director and Institute Vice President as necessary. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: faculty, staff, students, external audiences including media. This position will typically advise and counsel: faculty, staff, students. This position will supervise: None.


Job Duty 1 -
Prepare news releases, talking points, op eds, media pitches and other written materials.

Job Duty 2 -
Administer public relations needs for assigned beats; compile daily news summary.

Job Duty 3 -
Develop and execute PR plans for specific units or events.

Job Duty 4 -
Provide content for Institute Web site; maintain experts guide.

Job Duty 5 -
Secure video, photography and other multimedia to support news release or pitch; conceive, manage and promote signature programs that position Georgia Tech as a thought leader.

Job Duty 6 -
Provide media training.

Job Duty 7 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Five years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications


This job prefers skills in writing and editing copy and functional working knowledge of specific word processing and presentation computer applications. This job prefers flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure, business acumen, the ability to research and write materials for executives that will receive high visibility, project management expertise including communications planning and execution. The preferred candidate will be comfortable providing counsel to Georgia Tech's senior executives. Skills in organization, communications and detail orientation are also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills and attention to detail; computer knowledge: search for data, input/edit information, word processing; software knowledge: Macintosh/Windows, Excel, Photoshop, MS Word, PowerPoint, Mercury/Drupal content management systems, and Meltwater

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time