The Public Affairs Writer position exists to create written content for all Public Affairs marketing, communication and media platforms. The position also assists in planning, managing, and implementing multifaceted marketing and communications campaigns that support the university’s mission. Reporting to the Director of Content Development (PA) this position is part of a team that works to generate news coverage of targeted CWU events and initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, professional writing, public relations, communications, English, or related field
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including flexibility in writing style and tone
Strong editing and proofing skills, attention to detail
Professional experience in journalistic writing, copywriting, communications and/or marketing
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Software proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat
Ability to work effectively with internal and external clients, at all levels and with a wide variety of personalities
OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential duties
Professional experience creating content for a variety of mediums (marketing materials, press releases, newsletter, web)
Experience facilitating communications for said variety of mediums
Excellent presentation skills
Experience writing advertising copy
Professional newspaper, magazine, online news organization, and/or higher education experience
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.