Posting Summary: Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Writer is responsible for managing and creating (writing and editing) integrated content for the College's website, social media platforms, and print media. Responsibilities include ensuring that the College's website, social media, publications, and other outlets are updated with relevant and timely news, information and features that enhance awareness of the contributions, accomplishments and strengths of the College and its departments, programs, faculty, students, and alumni.
The incumbent will be adept at creating and managing original content across a variety of media platforms and possess excellent writing and editing skills and editorial judgment. S/he will interact occasionally with the College's senior leadership team and University Communications, and frequently with the Arts & Sciences Development group, Arts & Sciences faculty and staff, and other key constituents across the University.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: -at least 3 years of experience in marketing, communications or a related field -experience with emerging publication technologies
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: -Experience with online content management systems and tools preferred. -Experience in integrated online communications and social media is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with a high degree of relevancy to targeted audiences -highly competent in writing, editing, project management, and creative direction -be a strategic thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment -attention to detail -organizational skills -sound judgment -ability to build strong relationships with colleagues across the College and University
Required Computer Applications: MS Office Suite of Applications; social media apps
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.