Web Writer/Editor - Part-time

Salisbury, MD


Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Web Writer/Editor.

Primary Job Duties: Writes and edits content (digital and print) that is consistent with SU's strategic goals, brand and messaging. Edits text provided by campus contributors to ensure accuracy, stylistic consistency, logical organization and emphasis, and suitability for both the intended audience and the digital platform. Creates and implements strategic timelines for online content. Ensures that web content is tailored to targeted audiences and optimized for Google and other internet search engines. Works in partnership with University editor, marketing team, graphic designers, Web Office staff, web content contributors and digital/print production staff to coordinate website priorities. Provides editorial guidance to campus community members responsible for web content. Networks to establish strong links with staff and faculty to understand communication needs and to develop, edit and maintain their content in a manner that supports the university's strategic initiatives. Develops, writes and edits feature and spotlight stories. Identifies and effectively promotes organization services, projects, events, classes and other newsworthy information through the website. Selects, plans and coordinates the production or editing of digital assets, including images and video that will accompany online content.

Minimum Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience creating and modifying web page content for multiple audiences. Experience with producing content for online and integrated marketing campaigns is required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with extreme attention to detail; Creative problem-solving skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organization; Ability to maintain on task independently for long-term goals and objectives; Strong time and project management skills and comfort with multiple deadlines. Must have demonstrated experiences in translating big ideas to actionable items.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communication, Marketing, English, Journalism or similar degree program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency with content management systems and experience with Google Analytics to assess performance of web pages is desired. Experience in higher education industry is preferred.

This is a part-time (19 hours per week), contractual position offering flexible hours. Starting salary is $16.34 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) writing samples (samples must be in PDF format). All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The position is open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/ .


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