As a key member of Stanford Alumni Association's Creative and Multimedia team, you'll work in a collaborative agency environment to create fresh, innovative digital and print communications that reach more than 220,000 Stanford alumni around the world and both graduate and undergraduate students on campus.
This is a full-time, onsite position reporting to the Creative Director and located on the beautiful Stanford campus.
Your responsibilities include:
Write, proofread, and self-edit copy for web, print, email and digital communications
Provide in-house copyediting services, expertly proofing all marketing collateral before print or digital live date (often 24hr turn-around or less)
Work both independently and collaboratively, communicating effectively with designers, clients, producers, creative partners, program marketing leads and managers
Attend client and team meetings, and interact productively during brainstorming and kick-off meetings
Work proactively with designers to ensure that copy communicates effectively within a layout (and vice-versa)
Ensure that copy is on-brand, on-message and proofed before seeking final approval from Creative Director
Consistently meetor beatdeadlines as well as client expectations and SAA marketing writing standards (as determined by the Creative Director)
Act as guardian of SAA's communication standards and style guidelines
Work closely with the creative and digital teams to deliver work that is supportive of the overall SAA communication strategy, style, guidelines and brand
Take ownership of the qualitystyle, grammar and fresh voiceof the communication pieces s/he writes and oversees.
Work closely with marketing and program managers to understand communication and marketing goals and the motivations of the target audience
To be successful in the role you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Ability to work independently to meet both long and short-term deadlines while building and fostering collegial working relationships
Ability to manage complex tasks simultaneously, coordinate the work of numerous participants by setting priorities and deliverables.
Proficiency in both Mac and PC computing applications including email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs/slides and web navigation tools
Proven ability to write engaging, original copy for a wide range of marketing communications including email, web, direct mail, print ads and digital
Impeccable English-language editing and proofreading skillsonly eagle eyes need apply!
Creative thinking and excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate and collaborate well with colleagues and clients
Proven success managing and executing multiple writing and editing projects in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to write in SAA's fresh brand voice, creating pithy copy that connects with alumni audiences of all ages and life stages
Enviable organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Experience working from creative briefs and in an agency setting
Talent as a marketing video scriptwriter
Experience writing marketing, advertising and UX copy
Love of Stanford and a familiarity with the Stanford student experience and the Stanford alumni experience is a plus
Willingness to support SAA's values and mission through support of alumni events (approximately 16 hours per year typically held in the evening or on the weekend)
Why Stanford is for You Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Founded in 1892 by the university's first graduates, the Stanford Alumni Association aims to deliver the most effective alumni relations program anywhere in higher education. Its diverse offerings include a bimonthly magazine; online communication and networking tools; academic and social programming (on and off-campus); a worldwide travel/study program; and numerous Stanford-related products and initiatives.
The Stanford Alumni Association seeks to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni and students; to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the university and its graduates; and to provide the university with goodwill and support.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter (required) along with your online application.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: Alumni Association, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.