The Writer (part-time) is responsible for a variety of strategic content creation for publication in and distribution via the Chapman Magazine (Chapman's publication for the Chapman Family), Forward (Chapman's research magazine) and its online News Room. Additionally, the writer will create copy for advertising, brochures, newsletters and recruitment material. Must have excellent writing and reporting skills. Must be an accomplished proofreader, fluent in AP Style, sensitive to deadlines and able to work as part of a fast-paced team. Previous experience/education in journalism/reporting, marketing copywriting, communications specialist or a similar role required. The Content Writer (part-time) reports to the Director of Content Strategy and will play an integral role on the Content Team.
This position is a staff, non-exempt, part-time assignment schedule to work 20-hour a week.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or similar educational background. Significant experience as a writer who is comfortable writing for various audiences and purposes. Skilled at reporting and interviewing. Must be responsive to deadlines. Must have a high degree of accuracy. Familiar with AP Style. Competent with common platforms, primarily Word, Outlook, Gmail, Google docs, Google Drive. Self-starter who thrives on a fast-paced team. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals at all levels of the University. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and diplomacy. Strong technical skills to learn and use University enterprise systems. Ability to learn and interpret university policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures. Previous experience in higher education, in particular marketing and/or communications. Experience with Wordpress.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 21190
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.