Ohio University Assistant Director, Content - University Advancement Communication and Marketing in Athens, Ohio

Job Description:

The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Director to develop high-quality, consistent, and timely communication and content solutions support for the Division of University Advancement. This includes, but is not limited to, writing and editing publications; writing speeches and event scripts; and writing stories, editing and coordinating assets for internal (print and digital) and external publications (including for Compass, OHIO Alumni, ohiowomen e-news, OUr Voices staff e-news, and Ohio Today).

Essential Functions:

  1. Write, create and edit content (stories and multimedia) for various University Advancement publications (print and digital), websites, and social media including, but not limited to, Ohio Today; print publications, brochures, booklets, invitations, etc.; Compass; OHIO Alumni and various e-newsletters; and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (60%)

  2. Edit a variety of documents to assure consistency and accuracy regarding grammar, punctuation, syntax, and acceptable institution style and evaluation of factual accuracy and consistency of information – chronology of events, overall consistency of subject matter; verification of facts, rearrangement or deletion of material, analysis of data, and evaluation of documentation as to accuracy and thoroughness. (10%)

  3. Manage and maintain the Division’s strategic story calendar for the Alumni and Friends section of Compass. Post stories to Compass using CommonSpot when necessary. Write, and edit press releases. (20%)

  4. Coordinate news content for distribution on Twitter in conjunction with the Digital Communication Team. Post content to Twitter. (10%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field.

At least (2) years of relevant work experience (including internships).

An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with writing, editing, student work, deadline management, and coordination of content.

Experience supervising student employees.

Experience with CMS, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Planning Unit: Vice President for University Advancement

Department: Advancement Services

Campus: Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Janelle Stitle, stitle@ohio.edu

Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and eligible dependents.