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Editorial Specialist

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Editorial Specialist

Number of Vacancies

87 - Marketing and Communications

Primary Department
H8706-Marketing Services

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:WSU Covid-19 Website

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Provide a variety of editorial services in regard to written and electronics communications issuing from the Office of Marketing & Communications (MAC) and from any unit using MAC services. Key responsibilities include content creation, content organization, editing and proofreading for the university's Customer Relations Management (CRM) system. As time allows, provide editorial services for news and feature writing, proofread university publications from invitations to the President's Report, and prepare communications with multiple media applications for dissemination to both internal and external audiences.

Assist the Director- CRM, Director- Editorial Services and AVP- Marketing and Communications to plan, develop, create, disseminate and proofread appropriate information about WSU to a variety of target audiences under the CRM system.

Communicate key WSU messages to prospective and present students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the university and the general public.

Write a variety of information pieces for print and electronic media: feature articles for internal and external periodicals, miscellaneous documents for university units, brochures, news releases, website content, marketing publications, speeches, newsletters, etc.

Develop ideas, collect information and verify source materials for written projects. Conduct interviews with internal and external parties.

Prepare copy, select articles and features, assist design professionals in planning layout and design, select typeface and photographs and other images for informational materials and publications.

Proofread, edit copy and check facts for informational and promotional materials for MAC and other units of the university.

Participate in special projects, research and assignments.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Unique Duties


Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience. Coursework in journalism, English, mass communications, marketing, public relations or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum five years experience as editor and writer, including demonstrated responsibility to create communications for magazine, newspaper, professional reports, press releases as well as electronic media. Experience in higher education preferred.

Experience in writing for the Web and working knowledge of on line social networking sites desired.

Excellent oral and written and communication skills.

Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and adapt to changing conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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Funding/Salary Information

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(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
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Salary Range
(Academic Only)

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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