Writer
RuffaloCODY - Cedar Rapids, IA

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The Writer is responsible for:
  • Researching partner institution and client-provided materials to create original and compelling creative’s (scripts, letters, e-messages and project-specific training packets).
  • Serving as an important staff resource; sharing best practices, new ideas and strategies relative to engaging prospects/articulating a strong case in both verbal and written communication.
  • Serving as a key team member for all creative materials presented to client. Interpret client and RC project team feedback to make appropriate revisions to creative’s as needed.
  • Proofreading own and other writers’ work and follow department editorial standards.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with clients and RC project team, and spend adequate time researching client institutions, in order to write effective and tailored copy to meet external and internal needs
  • Must be able to work within set timelines (strict deadlines)
  • Proofread and edit materials for other writers and develops strategies/new ideas/evolving best practices to improve the quality of conversations and written communication
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of grammar
  • Monitor telephone conversations (minimum of 60 minutes) for each (off-site) project
  • Occasional travel to client sites; professionally represent RC during client visits
  • Attend a minimum of one professional development workshop/conference/webinar each year
Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Writing, Marketing, Communications and/or English
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive writing experience; all candidates will be asked to share a portfolio of their work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Preferred:
  • Copy editing experience (1+ year)
  • Direct mail or grant writing experience
  • Experience with Dreamweaver
  • Basic working knowledge of HTML
  • Basic working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Fundraising/development experience (1+ year); Experience as a student-caller
  • Bi-lingual: Comfortable producing written materials in both Spanish and English

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