Classification: Public Affairs/Communication Specialist III
Department Name: University Communications
Job Number: MB2018-PC2406
Under the general direction of the Director of Communications & Marketing, the Senior Writer/Editor leads production of written digital content bringing the voices, stories, resources and mission of CSUMB to life. In addition to crafting written content for dissemination on all official university digital platforms, the content writer/editor oversees production of CSUMB’s biannual university magazine, both as a printed piece and digital version. The content writer/editor is a talented writer/editor who can pivot effectively between different projects, voices and channels with a knack for adapting copy based on the audience and platform.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Takes a lead role to conceptualize, research, write and publish a wide variety of written content intended for digital/online consumption in support of CSUMB University Communications. Prepares and publishes new content daily; posts and promotes content engaging directly with campus internal and external audiences. Writes effectively under tight deadlines.
Oversee production of two university magazines per year. Serves as the editor of the university magazine: develops and presents recommended content to management for approval, writes selected stories and assigns stories to others, executes the plan on time and on budget; takes the lead on gathering and completing visuals, and refreshing the magazine’s layout in collaboration with the Print & Web Designer.
Works collaboratively with individual departments, subject matter experts and content producers across campus to support content presentation and strategy on our external digital presence. Advises on content strategy; ensures the overall consistency of the user experience, improving the clarity of content across csumb.edu.
Works closely with the Public Information Officer, the Print & Web Designer and key stakeholders and designers across campus to develop and promote new content formats, events and features for them.
Supervise student assistants who provide a supportive role in researching and creating content.
Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Entry to the third level within this classification requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.
Special Conditions of Employment:
SPECIALCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Work to be done in a typical office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated hiring salary in the high $4,000’s/month. For salary range info see: CSU Salary Schedule. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R09. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
How to Apply:
March 19 Interviews
For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.