University of Michigan 389 reviews - Ann Arbor, MI

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How to Apply A cover letter, attached as the first page of your resume, describing how your experience meets the job requirements of this posting, is required for consideration of this position.

Responsibilities* The School of Education (SOE) is seeking an energetic, creative, innovative, and well-organized professional to play a key role in the SOE Communications Office.

The writer/editor has primary responsibility for maintaining the factual accuracy, editorial and stylistic consistency, and effective written presentation in School of Education communications that support the following activities: marketing; fundraising; building and maintaining alumni and donor relations; recruiting and retaining undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional studies students; communicating and promoting the school?s achievements and initiatives. The writer/editor writes and copy edits for content, emphasis, and style, and reviews copy for accuracy and consistency with established campus editorial standards. Must have experience working as part of a creative team, including conceptualizing with art directors and designers. Must be experienced in writing magazine, newsletter and brochure copy. The writer/editor should have experience working with several social media platforms, and have a high comfort level writing for the school'swebsite.

Required Qualifications* Writing and research skills
Written and verbal communication skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to interview and listen
Ability to translate complex ideas into coherently written text
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty in various education sub-disciplines
Outstanding personal computer skills, with proficiency in various software programs, including Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently, manage time effectively and meet multiple deadlines
Ability to think strategically
Ability to write for social media platforms

This position requires a bachelor's degree in English, communications, public relations or journalism. The candidate should have three to five years working as a writer/editor, preferably in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications* Basic knowledge of education issues is desired.

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