The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to hire an enthusiastic professional to join its high-performing team. As a member of the Communication and Marketing team at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the digital content writer plays a critical role in building awareness of, and affinity for, the USC Annenberg brand through the development and execution of effective storytelling across multiple platforms and for a variety of audiences.
Reporting to the Chief Creative Content Officer, the digital content writer's primary focus is on sharing the schoolâs story, whether that be via social media channels or writing diverse content for the schoolâs signature communication vehicles, including its website and alumni magazine. As a secondary focus, the position is responsible for conceiving and developing multimedia materials, including those designed to market the schoolâs graduate programs.
Primary Responsibilities: Writing
Write and edit profiles, news stories, and features about faculty, students, alumni, donors and events.
Research information, interview sources and verify facts. Read, proof, edit and revise copy for all written material.
Manage and complete multiple assignments, often with competing deadlines.
Build relationships with constituents such as faculty, administrators, students and alumni to encourage cross-promotion of all content and to stay up-to-date with faculty research and campus news and events.
Undertake special projects and assignments and other duties as assigned.
Primary Responsibilities: Social Media
Help shape, execute and monitor USC Annenbergâs social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others.
Create exceptional storytelling experiences on social media with the aim to grow audience and engagement.
Develop and oversee a social media content calendar that ensures dynamic and engaging content cycling.
Cultivate relationships with social influencers at USC Annenberg for possible collaborations and creative development.
Track analytics across different platforms on an ongoing basis to understand trends and inform best practices. Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns and make recommendations to maximize results.
Remain abreast of current events and trends in the social media industry to maintain competitive edge.
Create compelling multimedia projects, which may include video and audio, if appropriate.
Excellent writing skills and an ability to develop and write for a range of editorial voices.
Experience in substantive writing, across a variety of styles, including feature, news, marketing and social media.
Experience creating and managing a brandâs social media presence, content, and campaigns across current and emerging social platforms.
Experience with social media analytics and reporting.
Demonstrated understanding of refining messages to meet audience needs, through production of clear, credible, relevant and impactful content.
Excellent command of the English language and facility in spelling, grammar, usage, and style consistent with professional writing and editing standards.
Ability to compose clear and concise communications.
Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain close working relationships with academic leaders, colleagues, faculty, staff, students and supporters.
Ability to initiate activities independently and organize, prioritize and complete work in a timely manner amidst competing deadlines and requests.
Exceptional writer, editor, proofreader
Sets professional goals
Proficient across platforms
Strong emotional intelligence
Preferred Education: Bachelorâs degree in communication, English and or a related field.
Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of professional writing and social media management experience; experience in higher education preferred.
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Salary decided upon experience.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website: https://annenberg.usc.edu/.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ [email protected]. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience with writing, editing, proofreading, and the preparation of materials for publication. Working knowledge of desktop publishing, word processing, graphics, design, and printing.
Internal Number: REQ20085809
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