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Senior Writer and Content Strategist

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Writer and Content Strategist

About the Opportunity

About the D'Amore-McKim School of Business:

Founded in 1922, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University prepares the leaders that the times demand. We deliver a curriculum that combines knowledge in technology and data analytics with uniquely human skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. From undergraduate to MBA-level programs—online, on-site, or hybrid, full- or part-time, our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Writer & Content Strategist is a versatile and compelling storyteller who writes custom content and helps develop smart content marketing strategies for Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business Graduate Programs. The Senior Writer & Content Strategist is a quick study who can turn around advertising copy, email and web content, video scripts, talking points, brochure copy, audio scripts, and other key pieces that help establish thought leadership and build the D'Amore-McKim School of Business brand. To be successful, this person must be curious, quick thinking, and grounded in the principles of journalism: rock-solid research, skillful interviewing, and eloquent storytelling.

Topics that the Senior Writer & Content Strategist will cover include the full range of issues related to our digital-first, data-driven business world. Audiences include future graduate learners, current graduate students, graduate program alumni, and employers, among others. The ability to learn the character and ethos of Northeastern University will be important, as well as knowing how to share the strategic vision of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and differentiate its programs and services in a crowded market space. A comfort with crafting content based on data analysis will be critical.

The Senior Writer & Content Strategist is a key member of the graduate programs marketing team and will work collaboratively with colleagues such as those in admissions, career services, and the university's brand team. The person in this role will also work very closely with the school's Communications team, as using one voice is of the utmost importance. Prior experience in higher education is not required, but a general understanding of higher education issues and relevant trends is desired. The ability to meet project deadlines without compromising quality is critical. A positive, problem-solving attitude is essential.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism, or related coursework
  • 5-7 years of experience writing in environments that required versatility, brand alignment, and careful attention to detail
  • Excellent writer with the ability for compelling storytelling
  • Well-polished interpersonal skills with a documented track record for successful interviewing
  • Positive, problem-solving attitude
  • Curiosity and innovative thinking
  • Excellent work ethic and must be efficient in managing his/her/their time in meeting deadlines and coordinating work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office, SharePoint, Teams, Adobe, and related file-sharing/editing software
  • Must be able to conduct thorough research and become a subject matter expert


Values & Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with academia and industry
  • Comfortable in speaking up and navigating complex internal processes and structures
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter, and innovative thinker while at the same time being able to navigate multi-layered channels within the University and work across multiple teams
  • Team player who can collaborate effectively across many teams within the University
  • Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within our team and with other groups within Northeastern University


Documents to Submit:

Cover Letter

Resume

Position Type

Marketing and Communications

Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Senior-Writer-and-Content-Strategist_R110949-1



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