Posting Summary: The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks a Writer for a newly created position. The Writer oversees the cultivation and production of the School's print and digital content, including the biannual Batten Reports magazine, newsletters, e-blasts, website content, social media content, and blog posts. The incumbent assists with the creation and design of marketing materials, including print and digital marketing campaigns, advertisements, and collateral. The Writer supports the Dean in speech writing, preparation of remarks, letters, op-eds and presentations. The incumbent assists with the coordination of the School's response to requests for information for reports and public comments.
A Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Media Studies, Politics, History, Public Policy, Economics, or related field is required. At least three years of experience writing and/or copy-editing material for publication is required. Experience obtained while pursuing a Bachelor's degree will be considered. Outstanding written communication skills in order to proof and edit manuscripts and other forms of copy is essential. Knowledge of journalistic ethics and the ability to deal professionally with School and external sources and constituencies is required. The ability to handle competing priorities, and to work independently and collaboratively towards a common goal is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience producing or overseeing production of digital content, including website copy, social media content, blog posts and email marketing. Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred.
* Please note that this is a 3 year term limited position and continuation is based on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. *
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number #0623178, complete the staff application, attach a cover letter, a resume, contact information for 3 references, and one writing sample. This position is open until filled.
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at email@example.com.
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Media Studies, Politics, History, Public Policy, Economics, or related field
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least three years of experience writing and/or copyediting material for publication. Experience obtained writing while pursuing a Bachelor's degree will be deemed to satisfy this requirement.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience producing or overseeing the production of digital content, including website copy, social media content, blog posts and email marketing
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate outstanding written communication skills in order to proof and edit manuscripts and other forms of copy.
Journalistic ethics and the ability to deal professionally with School and external sources and constituencies.
Ability to handle competing priorities, including competing components of the position.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively towards common goals.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Computer Applications: Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Internal Number: 353_84478
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.