Division of College Advancement / Office of Communications, Marketing & Brand Management is seeking a Staff Writer to join its team. The division is responsible for supporting the mission of the College through development, alumni and stakeholder engagement, and internal and external communications.
This position will serve as an integral part of the Office of Communications, Marketing, and Brand Management (CMBM), and play a lead role in creating copy for a variety of outlets. Working closely with the staff of the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, the Staff Writer will create copy for alumni newsletters, brochures, and donor stories that inspire philanthropic support. S/he will work with CMBM staff to produce high-quality marketing materials for use in promoting the college, it's programs, and activities. The Staff Writer will be a contributor to the college's web-based news channel and TCNJ Magazine and may also be called upon to assist with writing messages, talking points, quotes, and remarks. S/he may be called upon to assist CMBM staff with crisis communications.
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Staff Writer would be expected to:
Work with internal and external stakeholders and partners to ensure effective messaging
Write copy with personality, and to specific audiences, on tight deadlines
Research and consolidate information gathered from multiple departments
Outstanding written communication skills, editing skills, and demonstrated command of grammar, syntax, punctuation, and AP style
Research and project management skills
Ability to write in another person's voice and ensure messages are consistent with institutional brand and style
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Doc, and WordPress
Education and/or Experience:
BA in English, Journalism, or writing-intensive field.
Prior experience at a newspaper, magazine, or marketing firm a plus.
Prior higher education experience a plus.
Please submit a minimum of two writing samples that are representative of the type of writing required of this position.
Qualified candidates should apply online, attaching a letter of interest, resume (CV), the requested two writing samples, as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.
The Staff Writer role carries the state title Professional Services Specialist 4 (12-month), and is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The salary range for PSS4 (12-mo.) begins at Range U18, Step 1, $45,947.53. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and prescription plans, as well as well as retirement, sick and vacation leave, and tuition savings programs.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural "Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment" from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ's intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Internal Number: 1253AX_1564003802
About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.