The College of Engineering is seeking a Senior Writer for Executive and Advancement Communications. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Senior Writer for Executive and Advancement Communications, or SWEAC, is a skilled writer and creative thinker, who provides executive communications for the dean of the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering dean regularly addresses a wide and diverse array of audiences — academic leaders, industry, conference attendees, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students, etc. — on and off campus and through many contexts: speeches, correspondence, reports, presentations, talking points, op-eds, collaterals, social media, web content, and more. The SWEAC researches, drafts, and produces contents to support the dean's priorities. Contents often include both written and visual elements (e.g., presentations). The SWEAC also participates actively in the process of editing and providing feedback on communications for the dean that are drafted by others.
The SWEAC possesses a strong work ethic, is skilled in organizational dynamics, and sensitive to the needs of our faculty, students, and staff, as well as external audiences like alumni, donors, Dean's Leadership Council members, and other key constituents. This position requires flexibility, superb organizational skills, the ability to produce persuasive and accurate content from the dean to varied audiences on short notice, the ability to learn the voice of the dean, and proficiency in producing presentations using PowerPoint and other tools. The SWEAC will work on sensitive assignments, exercise sound editorial judgment, and maintain the trust and confidence of the dean and the college's leadership team.
The SWEAC also prepares original contents for advancement-related communications. These communications may take different forms including articles for print publications or electronic newsletters, social media posts, strategic documents, event collaterals, direct mail pieces, ads, special reports, displays, etc. The SWEAC works closely with the OSU Foundation and college staff to develop and refine strategic collaterals and messaging in support of philanthropy and alumni and donor engagement.
The SWEAC reports to the college's senior director of marketing and communications and is a member of the marketing and communications group. The successful candidate will join a fast-paced team that produces compelling and creative contents to help move the college's many stakeholders toward stronger relationships with the college.
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