A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position, and outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Writing samples will be required of applicants selected from the first round of resume review.
The Marketing Writer will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications, and assist the School of Information with its goals by delivering communications for a wide variety of primarily-digital media: the school’s websites, email newsletters, and importantly, social media. The person in this position will also provide the metrics and information necessary about their efforts to evaluate and refine the unit’s strategic plans.
We are nationally top-ranked at what we do. Social and digital media are an important part of presenting that picture and working with our students, donors, faculty, staff and alumni. We’re hoping for someone experienced, who will also use this position to polish their skills.
You’ll work on-site with a tight-knit team with a journalistic background. We like each other, and we try to make the workplace fun. Surprise us! We’re open to new ideas. We welcome people from different working backgrounds and interests.
For more information about UMSI, please visit our website.
Research, writing and posting material on School’s social media platforms
Post spontaneous and scheduled updates (using social media management software) on all social media accounts run by the unit, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Live tweet events; create events on Facebook and elsewhere; repost/share messages by faculty, students, providers and experts in the information industry;
Help coordinate boosted content and ads on the platforms in collaboration with other campus units and agencies, including a significant recruiting campaign;
Recruit and manage student takeovers and other user-generated content;
Research, writing and posting material on the School’s digital platforms and delivery systems
Create content for email newsletters sent to UMSI faculty, staff and students; alumni and donors; prospective students; competitor faculty; and other audiences;
Create content for the school’s websites, including writing copy about our programs, faculty, events and activities; making changes to existing pages; and adapting material from one medium to another;
In weekly editorial meetings, communicate plans for upcoming stories and posts and request any materials needed; coordinate posts with other marketing staff where appropriate;
Other communications responsibilities related to writing and social media.
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, information, technology or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Commitment to accuracy in communications (including spelling, grammar and fact checking abilities) or experience with editing copy with precision;
Two or more years of experience working in social media and writing in a professional setting;
Demonstrated ability to tailor tone and message across various media platforms;
Familiarity with research regarding media best practices;
Excellent ethics and standards of communications.
An advanced degree in journalism, communications, English, information, technology or a related field;
Experience working in an academic environment;
Familarity with recruitment advertising on social media;
Demonstrated experience writing profiles and both long-form and short-form descriptive copy;
Experience working with diverse operational units as part of daily responsibilities.
Punctual, consistent attendance required. May occasionally require work during non-business hours and on weekends.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 190410
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.