Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
As a key member of the Advancement Communications and Marketing Team, the Writer contributes to the editorial and production functions of the unit. Under the direction of the Sr. Associate Director, Creative Content, the Writer is responsible for the ideation, coordination, and execution of impact- and philanthropy-focused stories. Guided by themes of Boston College's fundraising priorities, the Writer will craft content designed to engage our alumni, parents, and friends in marketing campaigns, donor publications, and numerous other mediums.
The Writer interfaces regularly with vendors, fundraisers, and other constituents, including donors and students as necessary to bring stories from concept to fruition.
The Writer works with a variety of content providers and departments and is responsible for ensuring that copy that is produced meets their expectations as well as the overall communications and marketing goals and standards. The Writer also maintains the production, editorial, and graphic standards ensuring the highest possible quality and consistency in look and feel for all projects, and s/he ensures compliance with style guidelines and visual format requirements from all contributors. The Writer balances edit requests by copy reviewers with the principles of grammar and style and will ensure projects remain on schedule.
*Writing 1-2 stories per week for usage in marketing campaigns, the Believe in BC website, Beacon magazine, or Bookmarks magazine *Learning and applying the Boston College style and institutional voice across various segments, constituencies, and publications *Working with University Advancement stakeholders and marketing campaign managers to source narratives meeting each fundraising unit's editorial needs *Coordinating in-person and remote interviews with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends to bring stories from concept to fruition *Developing editorial plans and story angles for consideration of the Sr. Associate Director and marketing campaign managers *Writing various copy options and iterating as needed until the final product meets the high quality standards of University Advancement Communications and Marketing *Occasionally writing copy for usage in emails, social media, video scripts, speeches, and other mediums
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $51,350 to $64,200; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a minimum of three years of experience working as a writer, preferably in a development-related environment, with a demonstrated track record of results-driven writing. To be successful, must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and proven ability to prioritize under pressure and deal with frequent changes. Leads by example and models behaviors consistent with the BC's values, proven experience conceiving, developing, and publishing high-impact editorial content, excellent project and task management skills within a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, ability to work well with--and take feedback from--other members of the marketing team. Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College.
A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in English, journalism or a related field.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 3078
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.