Ball State University welcomes applications for a Staff Writer. Serve as a Staff Writer on the University Marketing and Communications team, preparing content for engaging our target audiences, including intensive writing and storytelling components; compose and edit persuasive, accurate, and engaging copy for a variety of media; research various topics and industry trends; ensure consistency with the university’s brand voice; and serve as back-up to the communications team.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Completed internship in marketing or communications position or a corporation, agency or college/university. Portfolio of published work; excellent grammar and writing skills; able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently; self-motivated and self-directed; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs; and an understanding of search engine optimization best practices.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field from an accredited institution. Experience working in higher education, as a freelance writer, or in an agency setting; experience curating content across multiple platforms to meet different audience needs; ability to visualize the best way to present content; demonstrated storytelling; experience incorporating key brand messages for an organization; knowledge of web content best practices, media relations, basic communications and marketing strategies and pitching stories; project management experience managing multiple projects at once; working effectively with individuals and teams; and comfort with using project management software; experience using analytical tools to help develop content and monitor its success; and client relationship skills. Thorough knowledge of AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/22976. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. Please convey in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy as indicated in this posting. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through December 13, 2020.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.