Requisition # 2017-8162 Department Adv-Communications Category Communications and Public Relations Date Posted 18 hours ago Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
Princeton University Advancement, Office of Development, works to inform, inspire, and involve Princeton's global community of alumni, parents, and friends in ways that enable the University to fulfill its mission of advancing learning through scholarship, research, and teaching to serve the nation and the world. We're seeking a dynamic Marketing Writer who can capture compelling stories that illustrate the impact of Princeton volunteers and donors, and tell them vividly through multiple channels. We're looking for a creative and original as well as critical thinker for this position.
Content marketing is a new endeavor for the Office of Development Communications within University Advancement and will be the primary focus of the Marketing Writer. The successful candidate will be adept at working individually and in teams to devise fresh and unexpected creative concepts, and versatile at writing a wide range of materials including but not limited to digital ads, social media posts, video scripts, web content, feature stories, and other digital and print content. You will brainstorm creative concepts with colleagues; interviews alumni, professors, administrators, and others; conducts other forms of research; and synthesizes the information gathered into clear and compelling materials in support of this fast-paced office's alumni engagement and fundraising mission. You will also help identify and curate existing images and video to illustrate projects, and assist in special projects. The position is charged with producing a high volume of creative, well-crafted material under tight deadlines that meets strategic communications objectives.
The marketing writer must be able to multitask, working on several projects at one time without compromising deadlines. You must have the ability to prioritize, in consultation with supervisors and independently, and to write in different tones and styles, depending upon the project. You must also have the ability to write for a wide array of media—from social media posts, to web content, to print ads, understanding the appropriate voice and tone for each channel.
Write digital and social content, including social media posts, e-mail appeals, content marketing pieces, web site/mobile content, and web feature articles. This content, which requires an eye for colorful detail as well as accurate information, is intended to inspire engagement with and philanthropy to Princeton by demonstrating the impact gifts have on the University and the world.
Write marketing content that engages alumni, parents, and friends into a lifelong relationship with the University and makes a compelling case to volunteer for and give to Princeton.
Write stories for internal communications and staff recruitment, and compose materials for donor events, such as program booklets, speaker bios, and stewardship publications.
Please include a cover letter with a link to an online portfolio, or to one or more examples of your work as part of the application process.
5 years of relevant experience, preferably in an advertising agency or university advancement operation
Excellent writing ability and editorial skills
Portfolio of high-quality published material, including strong examples of digital and social content creation as well as original creative concepting
Strong time management skills, with the ability to multitask on a demanding schedule
An ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in the Development Office, campus partners, and alumni and donors
Strong interpersonal skills when communicating with individuals and groups
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
Familiarity with Adobe Creative suite
Knowledge of Princeton's mission and traditions
Experience with higher education
Experience with content marketing software
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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.