Writes and publishes editorial feature articles about student life, academics, student achievements and College news for the Collegeâ™s quarterly student and parent newsletter.
Collaborates with the University News team and partner units to cross-promote College content.
Attends weekly content meetings with University Communications team and provides updates on upcoming stories from the College.
Connects with campus partners to identify potential storylines, events and news that can be leveraged across College channels.
Manages the Collegeâ™s editorial calendar, tracking upcoming events/activities, key dates and deadlines.
Creates concepts, writes, edits, publishes and monitors social media content.
Attends campus and student events such as Orientation Week and Convocation to ensure social media coverage, when necessary.
Contributes to quarterly metrics reports.
Assists with the oversight of the College Editorial Team, including attending weekly meetings, editing student feature stories and approving social media posts.
Arranges photo shoots for stories, either through student photographers or through UChicago Creative.
Develops copy and new pages for the College website and assists College partners with publishing updates to their respective pages.
Assists with press release development in media relations efforts.
Assists with other areas of communications, as needed.
Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
Continues to build higher level knowledge of the University, processes and customers.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a related field such as creative writing, journalism, marketing, English or communications.
2-4 years of experience in journalism, public relations, or corporate communications.
Editorial or journalism experience.
Familiarity with website content management and social media scheduling tools.
Experience managing social media accounts.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Basic computer proficiency.
Writing and editing.
Collaboration and teamwork.
Attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
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