Strategic Initiatives at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Writer-Editor (Writer & Editor NC.3). This position plays a critical role in promoting West Virginia University to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The incumbent will develop creative content and provide editorial support for the University's Strategic Initiatives function and its divisions/units, which include Auxiliary and Business Services; Corporate Relations; Finance; Government Relations; Information Technology Services; and Talent and Culture.
In order to be successful in this role the ideal candidate will:
Research, write, edit and produce compelling original written content for a variety of delivery channels, including: advertisements; articles; brochures; FAQs; mass email messages; newsletters/journals; news releases; presentation material; recruitment or informational material; talking points for leadership/supervisors; and websites.
Work collaboratively with the assistant director of marketing communications for Strategic Initiatives, the director of projects for Strategic Initiatives, Strategic Initiatives leadership and members of the University Relations team to plan, draft and edit original content for internal and external audiences via a variety of distribution channels.
Conduct interviews via phone, email and in person to support content development.
Research subject matter to ensure accuracy of written content.
Employ modern storytelling techniques to draft engaging news releases on newsworthy activities.
Write, review, proofread, edit and assist with the production of marketing material.
Leverage experience, expertise, professional judgment and an advanced knowledge of The Associated Press Stylebook i n providing editorial support to Strategic Initiatives leadership.
Assist internal staff with technical writing support as needed.
Perform related duties as assigned or directed.
Requires a bachelor's degree in a communications-related field, such as Journalism, English or Communications, OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Two (2) to three (3) years of directly related experience;
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 1, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 189162
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.