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Communications Editor II/III (Professional Business Writer)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

HCOB Communications and Marketing

Division Name

College of Business

Position Title

Communications Editor II/III (Professional Business Writer)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Auburn University Harbert College of Business seeks a Communications Editor (Professional Business Writer) to join the college’s Office of Communications and Marketing.

Essential Functions

The primary functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining, designing and building news stories for the Harbert College of Business website via the college’s content management system. See examples of news story writing assignments here: News (
  • Editing, producing and proofing publications, articles and other materials intended for the promotion of the college;
  • Writing, editing and pitching Press Releases;
  • Serving as the liaison with local, regional and national media representatives as well as Auburn University’s Office of Communications and Marketing.

The Harbert College of Business is one of the country’s most prestigious, innovative, and dynamic business schools. Located in the heart of Auburn, Alabama, we offer world-class education in a world-class community. With programs, research centers and faculty that lead the nation, our campus is a leadership hub dedicated to guiding students to the top of their field.

Ranked among the nation’s best, the business school complex stands at the corner of Donahue Drive and Magnolia Avenue. The college is comprised of six academic departments: Department of Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Systems and Technology and the School of Accountancy. Offering undergraduate programs in each of the academic areas and an array of minors such as Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics and International Business, the college is responsive to the needs of industry and prepares students for success. In addition, the college is the home for Centers such as Center for Supply Chain Innovation, RFID Lab, Lowder Center for Family Business & Entrepreneurship. For more information about the college, please visit: .

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Journalism, English, Mass Communications or related field.

Years of Experience

Level II requires 2 years experience

Area of Experience

Experience in writing and editing communications/ publications and/or in journalism.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level III requires 4 years experience in writing and editing communications/ publications and/or in journalism.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • A collaborative mindset and the ability to work independently with esteemed scholars.
  • Must be able and willing to work some evenings, weekends and to travel occasionally.
  • Must have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Relations, Communication, Journalism, Marketing, Business or related field.
  • At least (3) years of experience in public relations, communications, and/or marketing services.
  • The ability to produce a high volume of written stories for various audiences (prospective students, current students, alumni, global business leaders, media, etc…) in a timely manner and in various formats.
  • Experience in feature writing, social media marketing, media relations, graphic design and website content management systems.
  • Complex research based writing experience (e.g., writing that speaks to the utility of published research).
  • Experience with earned media platforms such as Cision, that will enable the college to improve its national visibility, build better relationships with national media and secure more media coverage via high profile business platforms.
  • Pre-existing relationships with local, regional and national media.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement initiatives.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $58,400

Job Category

Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

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EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Journalism, English, Mass Communications or related field?
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    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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    • 2-3
    • 4-6
    • 7+
  4. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. If you do not have related experience, please enter 'N/A'

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