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Associate Editor, Writer, and Content Specialist

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Join the PSC family and connect with accomplished and diverse colleagues who inspire and innovate students and transform lives and futures. Along with helping our students reach their goals, Pensacola State makes career fulfillment a reality.

Job Description:

The Associate Editor, Writer, and Content Specialist position is a full-time professional/managerial position. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and communication publications that raise the profile of the College and its initiatives. This team member will work to promote the College’s ambitious endeavors and achievements. This position is responsible for marketing copywriting, strategic message development and positioning, press releases, and content development for identified communication vehicles (i.e., electronic newsletters, annual reports, etc.). The successful candidate will use skills as a reporter, writer, and/or editor, with basic competency in multimedia, and have the ability to tell stories through the use of various platforms, including social media, short and long format writing, press releases, audio, video, photography, and emerging media. Reports to the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.

Essential Functions:
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of communications writing and strategies to drive brand awareness, brand relevance and positive reputation.
  • Results oriented, enthusiastic, resourceful and creative with a can-do positive attitude.
  • Strong writing and editing skills; must be proficient in many writing styles, including promotional writing.
  • Proficient in Associated Press (AP) Style Guide.
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS), especially WordPress.
  • Strong, creative problem-solving skills.
  • Writing must demonstrate attention to audience, tone, nuance, and detail.
  • Collaborative, team player with great networking skills.
  • Exercises sound judgment consistently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently, particularly those requiring very quick turnaround.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Adaptable; ability to work independently and across teams.
  • Track record of using good judgment and making sound decisions that demonstrate problem solving ability, adaptability, and responsiveness to change.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Organized, self-directed and self-disciplined.
  • Willingness to work during non-standard business hours.
  • In-district travel and possible out-of-district overnight travel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, or a related field, from an accredited institution, and two years related work experience in the development of comprehensive and creative communication; or any equivalent combination of experience and or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Successful results of a criminal history background check.

Pursuant to College policy, it is an employment eligibility requirement for an applicant to meet the requirements of § 435.04(2), Florida Statutes, related to background investigations. Any person failing to meet the requirements of the statute will be deemed not qualified to hold employment in this position. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved background check will be conducted on every successful candidate as a condition of employment, and any person who fails to disclose any adverse information contained in the background investigation at the time of submitting the employment application will be disqualified from employment.

SALARY RANGE: $35,000.00 - $42,500.00

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: All supplemental materials must be submitted electronically via the Workday applicant portal. For questions or assistance uploading the supplemental materials, contact HR Recruiting at HRrecruiting@pensacolastate.edu .

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled – Review of applications will begin March 8, 2024. To receive full consideration, the online application and supplemental application materials must be received by March 7, 2024.

The benefits package provided by the College includes major medical insurance, life insurance and Florida retirement contributions. Other benefits offered include participation in the wellness program, tuition waivers, educational opportunities, and paid sick leave.

Supplemental life, dental, vision, and disability insurance are available at group rates.

Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Student Conduct at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

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