University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Researches, writes, and edits a variety of communications, publications and/or reports. Writes analytic, interpretive, or highly individualized features utilizing personal subject matter expertise. Determines, researches, verifies, writes and edits content material. Under supervision, may assist with writing and/or editing technical/scientific material for manuals or journals.

About the Unit
UChicago Creative is the in-house marketing agency for the University of Chicago. Our team of creatives - writers, multimedia producers, designers, photographers, project managers, and more - offers comprehensive communications planning, implementation, and distribution to clients across the University. UChicago Creative is part of University Communications, with offices conveniently located on UChicago's Hyde Park campus.

Unit Job Summary
Writer: Reporting to the Associate Director of Editorial for UChicago Creative, write and edit copy and manage a variety of projects, from interviews and feature stories to brochures, postcards, advertising, and other print and digital materials covering a wide range of subject matter. Collaborate with clients and the creative team to produce marketing communications materials of the highest quality. A high degree of creativity, strategic thinking, personal initiative, and readiness to assume ownership of projects is expected.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, please submit a portfolio of writing samples up to 5 pages that highlights your breadth and creativity, samples from published pieces strongly preferred. You may include one additional coversheet with the portfolio summarizing the work included and your role(s) [concepting, writing, project managing, etc.] as well as any results from the piece(s) [response, sales, click-through-rates, etc.].

Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or a relevant field required.

A minimum of three years of writing and editing experience and experience managing print publications required.
Experience writing for the web and other digital media, including social media, required.

Experience in higher education communications or marketing preferred.

Superior writing skills with a high degree of creativity required.
Working knowledge and comfort using Microsoft Word, required.
High degree of comfort learning new software and technologies appropriate to business needs of the department an projects, required.
Demonstrated ability to multitask in fast-paced work environment, manage project schedules, and meet deadlines required.

Familiarity with print production process preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of basic marketing principles strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to write for established brands preferred.
Familiarity with the University of Chicago preferred.

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