Writer and Projects Coordinator

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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The primary function of the Writer and Projects Coordinator is to perform a variety of writing and/or editorial duties, including plans, designs, writes text, edits and/or produces university materials and communications/marketing/program collateral. This position serves as an active member of the marketing and communications team to implement the design and/or production of marketing, advertising, Web (online), social media and print publication projects related to operations of University departments and schools and in support of enrollment and fundraising efforts. This role includes raising awareness of the university through outside publications and coordination of special projects.  This position reports directly to the Senior Director Communications and the Vice President of University Advancement.



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  • Sources, writes, drafts and/or edits, and submits for final approval: stories, features, backgrounders, profiles, marketing/advertising materials, handbooks, fliers, etc.
  • Edits all elements for style, substance and organization. Reorganizes text to create consistency in grammar, format, and message;
  • Assists in all aspects of production, often of multiple publications; copy editing, fact checking and quality assurance stages;
  • Provides text developing and maintaining Advancement web pages, campus digital monitors, and/or other forms of electronic communication;
  • Develop and write timely news items, op-ed pieces, and other University content and develop and implement ways to maximize and amplify the brand message: placement on the University's websites; magazine, pitch/distribute to area, regional and national media; share via social media and email marketing; monthly e-newsletter;
  • Creates search engine optimized content for University website.
  • Identify publications, markets and writers to pitch stories for amplification;
  • Create press releases and potential social media postings.
  • Ensures permission standards for content and image are consistent and documented; may coordinate post production activities, such as mailing, mail house arrangements, coordinating copyright registration, and permissions activities.
  • Takes photographs as needed;
  • Assist with the development and execution of creative concepts for effective recruitment, retention and fundraising communications;
  • Coordinate special projects and/or events related to the advancement of the University mission.
  • Maintain the consistency of the University brand across all visual communications.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications on assignments as needed.
  • Effectively manage projects in order to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Assume other administrative duties as necessary.


·      Three-year minimum years experience in communications/marketing with proven project leadership skills required.

·      College degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, BA/BS preferred, or related field, or an equivalent of education plus experience;

·      Journalism experience preferred;

·      Strong working knowledge of printing and graphic arts procedures and related computer software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, and content management systems;

·      Proven command of editorial, grammatical, writing skills and techniques;

·      Able to post stories using a content management system and

·      Ability to operate a digital camera.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated creative thinker in developing editorial content and solutions to marketing and communication challenges;
  • Self-starter who is organized and detail-oriented with excellent planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and proven ability to meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work alone, one-on-one, or as part of a larger team;
  • Ability to interview faculty, students, staff and administration in a professional manner; and
  • Exercise effective judgement, be diplomatic and tactful; exhibit confidentiality and a sense of humor.


Maximum Salary

USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $52,000.00/Yr.


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