ATSU - Intern - Missouri - Communications and Marketing Copywriter

A.T. Still University's Communications and Marketing Department is seeking an Intern on the Kirksville, MO campus. The position reports to the Director of Community Relations and Public Relations.

Major Job Duties

  • Writing clear, concise, accurate, and compelling copy for various mediums, including:
    • iconnect - University online news source
    • University print/online publications, including Still Magazine (alumni) and Spark magazine (research) content, including faculty/student/alumni profiles, briefs, articles, etc.
  • Client projects - copy editing and style review
  • Web content development
  • Continual reference and compliance with University and AP Style
  • Editing and proofreading copy
  • Researching and fact checking content
  • Conduct research and interviews with students/faculty/staff/alumni on various University topics
  • Collaboration with designers, PR, and other professionals on marketing/print projects, and assist in locating/scheduling photography for written content/University publications
  • Attend University events (virtually, until further notice and COVID-19 remote work is lifted) to provide written content for news publications
  • Take social media images
  • Attend weekly C&M staff meetings

Skill or Experience Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good active listener
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to write creative, concise, grammatically correct, and accurate content
  • Ability to research subject matter
  • Ability to interview subject matter experts/alumni, faculty, and/or students
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet departmental deadlines (e.g., excellent time management and organizational skills)
  • Preference for previous experience writing, copy writing, or working in communications/media relations
  • Preference for a solid working knowledge of AP Style
  • Preference for ability to produce concise, accurate, well-written content to meet established deadlines

Characteristic Requirements

  • Personable and possess a collaborative spirit and work well with diverse University stakeholders
  • Inquisitive nature and active listener
  • Dependable and professional work ethic
  • Detail oriented
  • Exhibit pride in final work product
  • Readily accept supervisory direction and professional criticism from communications team

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