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USC Dornsife isÂ looking for a Web Writer/Editor to help create content for the College's new website.Â This role involves writing marketing copy for the website based on our brand guidelines and using WordPress content management systemÂ toÂ build final web pages.
The position will be remote. This is a part-time, fixed-term position.
Our ideal candidate is:
experienced and adept at writing and proofreading marketing copy;Â
meticulous with professional experience using WordPress; Â
someone whoÂ accepts and understands editorial direction; andÂ
someone with a 4-year degree; an editorial background is a plus.
Write web content based on established editorial guidelines
Constructing web pages in WordPress based on established templates
Manually migrate content from our old proprietary CMS to our new WordPress CMS
Place image assets on pages to match designs
Review pages for quality - checking for copy errors, layout glitches and feature bugs
Other tasks as assigned
Job QualificationsMinimum Education:âBachelor's degreeâCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:â3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:âExperience in communications, content development and writing/editing. Proven knowledge of writing and editing fundamentals. Ability to tailor content to fit targeted audiences. Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to provide detailed information and summaries to peers and supervisors, exercising discretion with confidential information. Experience with digital assets such as image and design files. Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience with content management systems and project management software.Preferred Education:âBachelor's degreePreferred Experience:â5 yearsPreferred Field of Expertise:âBachelorâs degree in communications, journalism, English, or other relevant fields. Five yearsâ experience in communications, content development and writing/editing. Experience in higher education. Demonstrated project management, problem-solving and organizational skills, able to effectively manage numerous priorities, deadlines and necessary resources simultaneously and in a timely manner. Ability to produce quality copy on tight schedules.Materials required for application process: Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and 4-5 relevant writing samples. Applications must contain each one of these elements to be considered.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.