Auburn University Office of Communications & Marketing
September 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Creative Services in the Office of Communications and Marketing, this position serves as the primary writer and editor for publications - both digital and print - promoting the university as a whole. Materials produced will reflect an Auburn University on the move with a drive to inspire, innovate, and transform in our community, the state of Alabama, and throughout the nation and world. Responsibilities include: writing and editing compelling and persuasive copy for print and digital advertising; working with Admissions and other communications professionals to develop copy for student recruiting materials; writing copy for materials requested by colleges, schools, and other campus units.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in advertising, marketing, public relations, or related field; four (4) years of experience in writing and editing communications/publications and/or in journalism copyright; demonstrated ability with both oral and written communications skills. Must be able to create and disseminate information that resonates with a variety of audiences. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience.
Candidate should submit a minimum of three creative writing samples (example: ad, brochure, advertorial, etc.).
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references. Only complete applications will be considered.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Experience in writing targeted, persuasive marketing and communications materials for a variety of audiences; experience with advertising and marketing copy for brochures, print, and digital ads, advertorials, and other material; demonstrated ability to develop creative concepts and appropriate voice for communications targeted to various audiences ranging from prospective students to legislators, researchers, and the business community; superior copy editing skills, including a demonstrated knowledge of both Chicago and AP styles; experience in handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and experience in collaborating with other members of a team as well as working independently on projects with minimal supervision.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.
Internal Number: 27914
About Auburn University Office of Communications & Marketing
Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 29,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn's mission to educate, discover and collaborate drives its expanding impact on the world.
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