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VCU Division of Enterprise Marketing & Communications is seeking to hire a part-time writer.

As VCU’s integrated communications and marketing office, the Division of University Relations is energized by diversity and inclusion and thrives on collaboration and innovation. We reflect the culture of the university and health system community in our work. We leverage the power of our institutional knowledge to deliver results, foster an equitable and supportive work environment to empower our talent, and work hard to tell impactful stories about VCU and VCU Health.

The Opportunity
The part-time writer will identify, research, and produce stories and press releases about the university and its health system in a general assignment role. A member of the VCU Public Relations department, the writer will collaborate with colleagues to manage assignments on a wide variety of topics crossing the university and health system campuses. The writer will conduct accurate reporting, write clear, compelling stories, and meet deadlines. Stories will adhere to AP style and VCU editorial guidelines.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Experience writing for publication. Proven oral and written communication skills, especially strong writing skills. Sound customer service skills; strong computer skills; ability to communicate and present ideas accurately and clearly; proficient knowledge of AP Style; ability to work in a team setting and a diverse work environment; ability to work with details and deadlines; ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
General knowledge of photography, videography, website content management, social media, and email communications. Some experience working in a university setting. Health/science writing experience. Expertise in translating complex topics into engaging and accessible content for diverse audiences.

Salary Range: 20.00

Position Details:

Department: Enterprise Marketing and Communications
Employment Type: H1 - Hourly
Restricted Status: No
FTE: .50
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

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