Bilingual Writer, Marketing & Communications

Job description

The Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm) speaks with a unified, authentic and resonant voice to strategically advance the University of Denver's brand with four goals in mind:

  • To promote and protect DUs reputation
  • To inspire students to enroll and engage
  • To increase inclusion
  • To strengthen the University
  • Position Summary

    The Writer is responsible for English and Spanish language content written across all University of Denver Marketing and Communications owned platforms (news.du.edu; du.edu; The Bridge newsletter; The University of Denver Magazine; scripts for videos; email marketing; social media, etc.). This position requires an excellent bi-lingual English/Spanish storyteller who is comfortable writing in a variety of tones to appeal to our various audiences from prospective student to faculty to alumni and donors. This position is responsible for writing and editing English and Spanish content written in alignment with style, tone and brand guidelines.

    Essential Functions

    • Research, plan and write inspiring, informative, engaging and audience-relevant content for DU owned channels including print and digital/social.
    • Coordinate with internal team members on a wide variety of University initiatives and integrative projects.
    • Use dashboard analytics to measure effectiveness of content through engagement and conversions.
    • Consult with MARCOMM leadership on voice, tone and style of content.
    • Generate creative storytelling ideas and also lead execution of these ideas.
    • Research plan and write content on deadline.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, detail-driven environment.
    • Assist as needed on internal communications and newsletters.
    • Special writing projects as they arise.
    • Coordinate with internal team members on a wide variety of University initiatives and integrative projects.
    • Consult with creative/design team on content for marketing materials, whether brochures and catalogs or exhibit text.
    • Work with multiple departments across campus to develop story ideas, refine messaging and target key audiences.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in English, Creative Writing, Journalism or related field.
    • 2+ years of professional experience writing content across a variety of digital and print channels.
    • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in a beat structure.
    • Experience working in a higher education field.
    • Research writing experience.

    Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ability to work nights and weekends as required.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on April 9, 2021.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number
    The salary grade for the position is 8.

    Salary Range
    The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $54,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

     

     

     

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    Job No: 493620
    Posted: 3/25/2021
    Application Due: 5/24/2021
    Work Type: Full Time
    Salary: Negotiable