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Editor/Writer, Advancement Communications - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR74566
Produces editorial content and provides project coordination and support for a variety of communication projects. Must demonstrate excellent writing and copy editing skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as editor of a monthly internal newsletter for University Advancement staff. Includes soliciting, writing, and editing content; sourcing and editing photos; creating layouts using Adobe InDesign templates; and collaborating with colleagues to improve content strategy, audience engagement, and editorial processes.
Write articles and other content for Advancement and partner publications, websites, social media, event programs, direct mail, one-sheets, correspondence, and other communication projects. Conduct research and interviews with employees, faculty members, students, alumni, and donors.
Provide copy editing, fact-checking, and proofreading support in accordance with AP style and various university style guides. Oversee updates to the Advancement style guide and educate colleagues about style issues.
Assist with the production of newsletters, including research; photo sourcing; website page layout; email formatting; and mailing list and subscription management.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two to five years of professional experience in writing, editing, content development, publication production, or a related field.
Demonstrated proficiency in writing and editing copy using editorial style guides, particularly AP style.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign, and strong sense of publication design.
Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Experience in higher education or advancement.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Excellent editing and proofreading skills.
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
High degree of diplomacy and tact.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
Understanding of and commitment to the highest professional standards.
Respect for confidentiality and adherence to professional ethics.
A bachelor's degree.
Two years of professional experience in publications editing, writing, production or a related field.
Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
$43,400.00 - $71,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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