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Writer/Editor

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Position Information

Position Title Writer/Editor
Position Type Staff
Department Communications and Marketing
FLSA Non-Exempt
Union/Non Union Union
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Grade 12
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range $51,792 - $56,971/Annual
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary Regular
Job Description Summary

The writer/editor will support the office of communications and marketing’s goal of communicating the college’s strategic initiatives and guiding principles through creating, editing, and pitching compelling story ideas for print, digital, and web. The writer/editor will also research, prepare, and write speeches for the college president.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications-related discipline preferred.
  2. Associate degree or equivalent formal training in related field. Combination of education and related experience in writing and editing speeches for a total of five to six years.
Criteria

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below.

  1. Experience in writing and editing speeches for executive level staff such as president or vice president at an education institution, public or private-corporation, or nonprofit organization.
  2. Experience working with executive and senior level staff.
  3. Demonstrated abilities in writing and editing for multiple styles of writing including but not limited to news releases, newsletters, features, op-eds, and marketing brochures.
  4. Experience in researching and preparing information to support multiple styles of writing projects.
  5. Outstanding organizational skills. Ability to coordinate multiple requests, conduct interviews, and gather information for writing projects.
  6. Demonstrated experience in AP Style (knowledge of Chicago Manual and American Psychological Association styles a plus).
  7. Excellent writing and verbal communications skills. Strong proofreading skills.
  8. Ability to write to word count and to deadline for writing projects.
  9. Keen attention to detail.
  10. Ability to use the Internet and other electronic media for researching and writing projects.
  11. Experience in using various software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Content Management Systems, Media Monitoring Software, and social media.
Job Requirements
  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC105611/12
Open Date 01/11/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please address your qualifications and the position criterias in your cover letter, application or curriculum vitae.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have a combination of education and related experience for a total of at least five years? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter "See Resume"

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  5. Other