Content Writer (Part-Time)

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Part Time

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. This role will serve as Content Writer (Part-Time) supporting the Office of Public Affairs related to COVID-19 communications, and other university communications as necessary, including emergency communications, and keeping abreast of the latest news and trends in higher education. The writer will write a series of press releases, memorandum, and blog articles as assigned by the Office of the President.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist with creation, posting, and dissemination of content that features key resources that drives traffic to FMU’s website and supports other outreach efforts.
  • Evaluate communications for success using Google Analytics or in e-mail and social media metrics.
  • Write blog articles in categories such as university news, diversity, student life, student wellness, career development, higher education policy, and financial aid.
  • Work with the Director of Communications & Marketing to craft story ideas, provide updates, and set deadlines.
  • Cultivate authoritative sources and conduct interviews with subject-matter experts.
  • Create and adhere to a university communications plan that addresses all forms of communication and media, including but not limited to, email, print, web, and social media.
  • Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • The position requires a master’s degree in marketing or communications. Experience in social media and e-mail best practices. Knowledge of marketing online content and engaging with a variety of audiences (e.g., higher education).
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Experience covering education or a related area(s); ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment; strong knowledge of AP style.
  • Strong research capabilities and knowledge of sourcing standards.
  • Ability to translate complex topics into clear, concise language
  • Basic knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO); high attention to detail.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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