Content Producer

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

Content Producer


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

The Content Marketing team within University Marketing and Branding is accepting applications for a Content Producer. This position reports to the Associate Director of Content Marketing. Online digital portfolio preferred for consideration. The estimated breakdown of time spent in this role is as follows: Content creation (40%); Publishing/curating content (25%); Editing (25%); Supervising/mentoring (10%).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creating written content for publication in the university’s primary public-facing channels, including, Madison magazine and social media
  • Furthering a tradition of excellence in storytelling in support of the JMU brand and University Advancement’s goals and objectives
  • Editing colleagues’ work for grammar, style and content
  • Assisting with all aspects of production of Madison, the magazine of James Madison University, including writing, proofreading, and photo and design choices
  • Using JMU’s content management system (CMS) to publish branded content on and tagging it to appear on other university web pages
  • Directly supervising one student Editorial Intern/Assistant, sharing your expertise and insight, helping them improve their skill sets and grow as professionals, and supporting them in reaching their career goals
  • Contributing story ideas and helping with content planning
  • Assisting the Content Marketing team with other projects as necessary
  • Participating in the Editors Skill Community
  • Monitoring college and departmental web pages for content that could be elevated and amplified more broadly



  • Strong writing/editing skills
  • A gifted storyteller whose prose plays well on the web, in print and in social media
  • Skilled interviewer and researcher
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • A team player who gets along well with others and respects the departmental reporting structure


  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and content management systems (CMS)
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in communications/marketing/journalism or related fields

To apply go to or visit and reference posting number F2058. Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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