Writer

Salisbury, MD


Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 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 Writer in the Office of Integrated Marketing.

Primary Job Duties: Writes and edits content (for print and digital platforms) that is consistent with the University's goals, brand and messaging. Tells SU's stories in ways that connect readers with the University in the most positive light, and increase the awareness and reputation of the educational experience. Works collaboratively to develop creative and innovative content for a variety of communications platforms for internal and external audiences, and repurpose content from a variety of sources for multi-platform distribution. Contextualizes content provided by campus contributors to ensure accuracy, stylistic consistency, logical organization and emphasis, and suitability for both the intended audience and various platforms. 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 marketing team, editor, graphic designers, Web Office staff, web content contributors and digital/print production staff to coordinate print and digital priorities. Provides editorial guidance to campus community members responsible for generating 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 print and digital outlets (including social media). Selects, plans and coordinates the production or editing of digital assets, including images and video that will accompany online content.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communication, Marketing, English, Journalism or related degree program and 5-7 years related experience required. Experience with producing content for online and integrated marketing campaigns required.

Demonstrated experiences in translating big ideas to actionable items. Strong time and project management skills and comfort with multiple deadlines required. Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Also, must be flexible and possess the ability work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite and content management systems and experience with Google Analytics to assess performance of web pages required.

This is a full-time, exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 (3) three writing samples. All attached documents you wish to be submitted with your application should be submitted in the attachments section of the online application. Please note our application only accepts the following formats: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat pdf and txt. 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 received by October 17, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain 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 institution, 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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