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Writer and Editor

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview:

Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Writer and Editor to join its Office of Marketing and Communications. In this role, you will help write and edit high-quality, high-volume content across all digital and print channels, including articles for marketing collateral, Quinnipiac Magazine, the Quinnipiac website and Quinnipiac Today, our weekly digital newsletter.

The Office of Marketing and Communications is responsible for university-wide brand and marketing communications strategy, planning, execution and reporting. The Writer and Editor will report to the Director of Editorial Services.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's The Best 380 Colleges. Quinnipiac has been named a Great College to Work For as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
Responsibilities:
  • Write news stories, features and profiles for Quinnipiac Magazine, the Quinnipiac website and Quinnipiac Today
  • Cover lectures, panel discussions, live events and other assignments, often on deadline, for website, newsletter and magazine use
  • Interview students, faculty, administration and staff for print and digital content
  • Write and edit copy and content across all channels, including digital and print advertising, social media, video scripts and marketing collateral such as brochures, postcards, annual reports and viewbooks
  • Support the launch and continued execution of the new university brand campaign
  • Produce web content including brand stories, profiles and news articles that hero the Quinnipiac brand, occasionally on deadline
  • Work with Marketing and Communications colleagues to develop multimedia narratives
  • Collaborate with university faculty, administration and staff to generate story ideas
Education Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, media studies or other relevant discipline is required

Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience in writing and editing
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a keen understanding of the special requirements needed to write compelling and effective content for a higher education audience
  • Ability to leverage the power of words in bold storytelling to recognize the importance and value of a Quinnipiac education
  • Creativity and ability to tailor the style of writing to reflect the university’s voice and tone
  • Relentless eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills
  • Great interpersonal skills to work effectively with contributors, designers and university faculty, staff and administration
  • Strong organizational skills to produce content within tight deadlines
  • Experience with content management systems required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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