The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Informational Writer III - Writer

Hiring department Office of Admissions
Monthly salary $3,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-01-01-8675
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work full-time in the United States for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Concept, research, write and edit content for the offices of Admission and Financial Aid.

Essential Functions

Work collaboratively with members of the Marketing and Communications Team to develop a wide range of content for print and digital publications and other media. Manage related processes and projects, develop ideas, research and write/edit copy. Support the assistant director in the development and execution of initiatives/ programs to promote the university's brand and processes. Create content and develop ideas for social media, web properties and SMS campaigns. Build and maintain relationships across the institution to better understand and tell the university's story. Write and edit creative, informational and/or editorial content for flyers, posters, invitations, agendas, emails, maps, checklists and other materials. Support the assistant director with brand and strategy consultations for unit and university colleagues. Assure tone and messaging that supports the university's brand initiatives, using storytelling to engage relevant audiences. Update and modify web content using content management systems and HTML editors. Monitor and maintain a sourcebook of published information about the university, the college admissions process and financial aid. Arrange for necessary photographic work.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major in communication, journalism, English, advertising, marketing or a related field. At least two years of professional experience in writing and editing. Demonstrated skill writing content and developing ideas for print and digital media. Experience in updating and maintaining websites. Strong interpersonal, analytical and project management skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the indicated experience in professional writing and editing. Experience crafting messages and storytelling to engage an audience. Experience maintaining brand and style standards and guidelines. Experience in management of social media platforms for a business or organization. Experience working with and producing information for prospective college students, high school counselors, college students, parents and related audiences. Knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes; university experience. Knowledge of online marketing, information architecture, interface design and usability. Experience in the use of content management systems and HTML editors. Experience in news writing. Familiarity with basic functions of Adobe Creative Cloud. Spanish-language fluency or proficiency.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Additional hours during peak periods as needed.

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