Required Education * B.A. in English, Journalism, Communication, or related field
Required Experience * Five to seven years of professional writing/editing experience, preferably in higher education or a not-for-profit setting
Primary Duties/Essential Functions * Write copy for various and sundry projects, such as brochures, APU Life magazine, the university website, image and reputation campaigns, and other print materials as assigned that meet stated SCE objectives and display awareness of the target audience and needs. * Review, edit, and proofread website content for appropriateness, organization, accuracy, quality, proper usage of grammar and punctuation, and conformance to style standards. * Ensure content for all material, including print and web, aligns with the university’s overarching brand and brand elements. * Collaborate with fellow editors and freelance resources when necessary to meet deadlines and client needs. * Assist with integration of print and Web content by supervising editing for both media, collaborating with student editors, and managing follow-up crosschecking. * Serve as a lead alongside the Communications Editor in reviewing, editing, and approving academic catalog content changes. * Conduct relevant research as needed to enhance quality and credibility of printed pieces and share information with the rest of the content development team. * Demonstrate a clear understanding of institutional mission and purpose and the impact thereof on any integrated marketing device. * Proofread and edit work to maintain content accuracy, consistent tone, and style. * Work on special projects as assigned by the editorial director or senior creative director. * Build a working rapport with student editors that equip them with life skills and place their professional, personal, and spiritual development as a priority. * Perform minor HTML edits on the university website using Dreamweaver to facilitate critical Web content changes. * Utilize Web-based administration tools to update dynamic content on the university website. * Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs. * Performs other duties as required by the supervisor.
Skills * Exceptional oral, written, analytical, interpersonal, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. * Excellent command and understanding of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and organization. * Knowledge of proofreading marks. * Ability to focus on detail. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/deadlines. * Computer skills. * Demonstrated leadership skills.
Mental Demands * Demonstrate exceptional writing/editing competency. * Function independently and facilitate team projects. * Engage in creative collaboration and problem solving with teammates to produce materials that meet client needs/expectations and marketing objectives. * Manage numerous projects simultaneously as well as influence others to achieve desired results. * In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.
Physical Demands * Continuous sitting for more than six hours daily. * Repetitive wrist and finger motion at the keyboard. * Able to pull, grasp, bend, and lift up to 20 pounds occasionally.
Visual Demands * Extensive reading, computer usage, and review of print materials.
Technologies * Proficient in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: S1401
About Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.