University Editor

Conway, SC
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Public Information Coordinator

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University Editor


Univ Marketing and Comm

Position Type:

PCLS - Slotted Classified

Full or Part Time:



12 mo.

Hours per week:

37.5 hours per week

Normal work days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal work hours:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm (37.5 hrs)

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University Editor

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: University Editor (Public Information Coordinator) in the Office of University Marketing and Communication (UMC).

Responsibilities: Under the direction and supervision of the director of communication, the University editor is responsible for editing/proofing a variety of communication items that are received in UMC or developed internally by UMC using Associated Press style requirements. The position also will assist with a variety of writing assignments.

Duties include, but are not limited to: serve as University editor and manage the proofing process to include, but not limited to, receiving and logging editing jobs; communicating the status with requestors; determining other UMC team members who need to review submissions; saving and archiving completed jobs; efficiently review and mark items sent through UMC with great attention to detail regarding content, punctuation, grammar, spelling, effective communication, and University graphic standards; rewrite text for clarity, as needed; assist in developing and writing news releases, biographies, website and social media copy, and University-wide email communications, among others; produce a monthly online faculty/staff newsletter; and serve as a member of the crisis communication response team.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field is required. At least two years of related experience are required. Must be very detail-oriented and extremely organized, and possess excellent writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge of communication strategies that incorporate sound journalistic principles for the dissemination of information in traditional and emerging technological forms. Must be able to work collaboratively within a team setting, perform well under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references online at: or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
Public Information Coordinator (BC20/138241), Full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 05. Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the University. Position may require evening and weekend work in order to carry out job responsibilities.


Required Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a related field. At least two years of related experiences are required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Excellent and proven writing and editing skills are mandatory, must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge of communication strategies that incorporate sound journalistic principles for the dissemination of information in traditional and emerging technological forms; considerable ability to establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with the media, general public and the campus community is necessary as is ability to translate technical material to language which is comprehensible to the general public, ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadline and serve as an effective team member in the division and university.

Additional comments regarding this position:

This position requires extended periods of sitting while working at a computer in a Macintosh environment; occasional week-end and evening work; and occasional overnight travel. Proficiency with web-based communications is desired.

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