The UDaily Writer at the University of Delaware is a valued member of the University and the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM). OCM is dedicated to developing strategies that will continue to elevate UD as a premier research institution, help attract the brightest students and most distinguished faculty and highlight that talent for our many constituencies.
Under the general direction of the Managing Editor, the UDaily Writer is responsible for researching and writing enterprise news and feature stories that build community and enhance the visibility and accomplishments of the students, faculty and staff of the University of Delaware. The writer will support major strategic initiatives of the University and help propel initiatives forward through active content generation. The position will translate research and interviews into clear and engaging news articles and features for UDaily, the University’s online news platform. The writer will also develop information campaigns across the digital (web, video, social media) and print spectrum.
This position requires collaboration internally with OCM’s functional teams, as well as with the University’s eight colleges and numerous administrative offices and departments. The writer will be the main beat reporter for administrative news, Board of Trustee actions, commencement, diversity initiatives, human resource functions, facilities and other initiatives as assigned.
Searches for original content across the campus and brings interesting stories to life that help build the brand for the University of Delaware.
Researches, writes, edits and produces a variety of strategic communications projects, including articles for UDaily and other University outlets, including social media platforms.
Develops content for University websites.
Works with art directors, photographers and videographers at UD to develop collateral such as videography/photography, animations, infographics and artwork to support articles on UDaily.
Participates in development of UDaily’s communications calendar for internal strategic planning.
Participates in mentoring student interns working on research writing, web and social media projects.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related discipline and four years of job-related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skilled in news writing for general audiences.
Advanced technical proficiency in word processing and basic Office software required, technical proficiency in content management systems particularly Adobe Experience Manager and in the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
Knowledge of Associated Press (AP) stylebook.
Effective interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with professors, graduate/undergraduate students and fellow staff of all ages and diverse backgrounds
Ability to work effectively with a range of creative professional colleagues, including photographers, art directors, videographers and graphic designers.
Experience and interest in creative use of internet-based journalism and social media.
Ability to work independently, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues both within OCM and across the University.
Internal Number: 494260
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/