As part of the Communications team for the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) and reporting to the OVPTL Communications Director, the Article/Content Writer is responsible for developing content that communicates the mission, values, and outcomes of OVPTL's diverse academic and research programs. This includes writing copy and create content for distribution through internal and external communication methods including, but not limited to, websites, newsletters, collateral materials, and various digital media platforms, as well as be the primary contact to respond to media inquiries. Content created shall be focused on OVPTL's efforts and its impact on student success and pedagogical innovation. Writer will be responsible for tracking down potential stories by cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with OVPTL staff, faculty, and external partnerships. Having top-notch writing and spelling skills, and knowledge of Associated Press style are required for this role.
This position is responsible for the project management of written content creation, including the creation of editorial calendars, work-back schedules, and coordinating supportive media for written content, when needed (e.g. photo and video resources). The Writer will also be responsible for crafting emails and announcements towards target audiences to help promote the OVPTL brand. Additionally, as authored materials will be pitched to journalists or publications as appropriate, this position will collaborate with publication companies and campus-wide counterparts to amplify the reach of stories to the community.
In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication (CEWC), the Writer will also serve as a resource to students for writing consultations as scheduling permits. This requires experience tutoring and/or teaching university-level students writing strategies, including research, composition, and revision.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Salary: Annual $49,226
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
Must be able to occasionally work nights and weekends, as needed.
Final candidate subject to background check.
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