Writing/Editing Assistant, Marketing and Communications for Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 300354
DEMA MARKETING AND COMMUNICATI (UA-MRKT-IUBLA)
Marketing and Communications for the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Department Specific Responsibilities
Crafts speeches and opinion-editorial pieces for the Vice President for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (VPODEMA) that focus on specific topics that engage defined audiences. This duty requires the incumbent to spend time with the VPODEMA to understand the VP's thoughts and ensure that one re-creates the distinct voice within the written speech
Works with AVP to develop distinctive and effective brand stories and voices for the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and its units. Write hidden content for web pages, such as page titles, error pages, descriptive ALT text, and metadata, and implement search engine optimization programs.
Reviews written content for various communications needs, audiences, and publication formats.
Under supervision, corrects basic and progressively more complex grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and syntax errors and performs edits that improve overall writing quality of communications.
Evaluates submissions from writers to ensure they meet requirements for specific publications, including content, length, brand guidelines, and deadline specifications.
Regularly consults with writers, printers, faculty, staff, and/or other stakeholders to ensure adherence to writing and publications deadlines.
Drafts routine communications to be reviewed and approved by supervisor.
Audits writing and/or communications for adherence to brand guidelines, compile reports to analyze written communication output from the unit, and/or create and execute an editorial calendar.
Provides guidance to other Writing/Editing Assistants; may make process recommendations to supervisor.
High school diploma or GED
Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications or related field
4 years in relevant field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Highly thorough and dependable
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to build strong customer relationships
Knowledge of standard proofreading marks
Ability to perform basic proofreading and text cleanup; ability to learn and apply style guidelines such as Associated Press Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.
Proficiency in English grammar rules and application
Attention to detail
Ability to proofread for correct style and formatting and review proof materials
Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications-related field preferred
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.