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Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's degree is required for this position
Skilled in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Experience using Microsoft Office products
Minimum five years of work experience as a Writer and/or Content Manager including social media, press and public relations material, editorial, advertising and marketing collateral
Excellent conceptual skills and writing ability across media, including print, web, social, marketing, press, advertising and emergency communications
Demonstrated experience in social media communications from concept to posting across all platforms
Highly organized team player who is able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and work collaboratively with Communications and Marketing team members, including print, web, social media, and photography/video
Understanding and ability to communicate brand position and marketing opportunities in every communication
Ability to convey and maintain a "brand voice" applicable to all communications
Excellent time management skills
Flexibility in schedule to cover campus events, that may include some evenings and weekends.
Duties Description A dynamic Staff Writer/Content Manager is sought to join the Communications and Marketing team at SUNY Cobleskill. This position reports to the Director of Communications & Marketing.
This position provides editorial support in communicating consistent brand messaging across print and electronic media, and works directly with College departments to research, write, edit and organize social media posts, press and public relations material, advertising and marketing collateral. The Staff Writer/Content Manager works to ensure college-wide consistency and collaborates with Communications and Marketing staff to produce high quality, creative messaging while being a positive and productive member of the team. The Staff Writer/Content Manager works closely with other C&M team members, College staff and faculty.
Duties of the Staff Writer/Content Manager include:
Provide writing support to communicate consistent brand messaging across media
Collaborate with Communications and Marketing staff to produce high quality, creative content while being a positive and productive member of the team
Work with Director to:
write and organize social media posts
write, edit and publish press releases
organize and create current press contact lists for news distribution
write advertising and marketing collateral
organize content, write and edit the College magazine
Work with Director and department colleagues in strategic communications planning
Work with Director, department colleagues, faculty and staff to
write and/or edit web content
write scripts for videos
Work directly with College departments and administration as assigned by Director to research, write, edit and manage content
Research, prepare and edit other communications including talking points, remarks, scripts, multimedia presentations, correspondence, the annual report, fundraising appeals and other publications as necessary.
Manage and organize written content across all media.
Additional Comments This is a full time, 12 month position.
The salary grade for this position is SL-2 ($50,000 -$55,000).
The anticipated start date for this position is late June 2018.
The daily schedule for this position is 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.
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Notes on ApplyingThe application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by June 8, 2018.
Completed application consists of the following:
1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references
4. At least 2 relevant writing samples (press release, web site, marketing brochure, advertising, or social media campaign)