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Writer and Editor

Full time, Fixed-term (1 year)
Opening date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Closing date: Monday, October 3, 2022

In your role as Writer and Editor, you will work closely with the Communications Team to tell the Regent College story. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Public Engagement, you will collaborate with staff and faculty to develop, create, and steward accurate and on-brand web content, email marketing campaigns, and other print and digital resources.

Responsibilities and Duties:

1) Manage website content

  • Maintain and update existing pages
  • Create content for new pages
  • Assess requests for website content changes against content strategy
  • Work closely with webmaster and graphic designer to implement changes that require programming or new design

2) Prepare and implement marketing and recruitment campaigns

  • Work closely with the Communications Team and colleagues in other departments to develop and implement cross-platform campaigns
  • Write and edit compelling and convincing copy for a range of platforms including websites, print publications, email marketing, and social media

3) Manage communications projects

  • Manage large-scale projects (print and digital) such as annual creation of the Summer Programs website and related print materials
  • Includes setting production timeline; choosing theme and content; working closely with graphic designer and web developer on layout and design; writing and editing articles and copy; inputting web content

4) Manage editorial calendar of news and events

  • Coordinate with members of Communications Team and other departments to set and maintain the editorial calendar
  • Oversee regular communication of news and events to the Regent community. Includes writing news releases, publishing a digital newsletter, refreshing the website homepage, and working with Digital Media Assistant to prepare social media campaigns and maintain the events calendar

5) Coordinate production of quality content for the College’s various departments

  • Liaise with staff in other departments to ensure that digital and print materials meet brand and quality standards. Includes both content creation and advising, editing, and revising the work of others
  • Manage, maintain, and update the College’s style guide, and train authors on its use
  • Work closely with graphic designer on all design pieces. Proofread publications before they go to print or are released digitally

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a person who:

  • Understands and supports the ethos and mission of Regent College as articulated in the Theological Position (http://www.regent-college.edu/about-us/theological-position)
  • Has a BA (or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Has experience in digital marketing and communications
  • Is creative, adaptable, thorough, and attentive to detail
  • Writes compelling and engaging content that is attentive to voice, brand, and tone
  • Is an experienced editor with strong copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Has proven ability to produce high-quality work in a time-sensitive work environment
  • Has experience in project management, with proven ability to map out a project’s tasks, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects at once
  • Excels in and enjoys a balance of independent and collaborative work
  • Displays the ability to thoughtfully steward relationships with various stakeholders, including vendors, media, freelancers, faculty, and colleagues throughout the College

Application Process

Applications must include a CV, a cover letter (including eligibility to work in Canada and salary expectations), and 3 samples of written work. Samples of writing intended for a general audience (e.g., web copy, marketing materials, blog posts, articles in publications for a general audience) are preferred. The application deadline is Monday, October 3 at 12:00pm. To submit your application and for further inquiries, please email [email protected]

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