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Writer/Editor

Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Blacksburg

Writer/Editor

  • 522241
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Dining Serv - Gen & Admin
  • Communications / Public Relations / Marketing
  • Dining / Hospitality
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Hourly Wage/Part-Time
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Provide writing and editing support for Dining Services including: Writing news stories, press releases, magazine articles, presentations, reports, web content, advertising copy, newsletters, social media posts, blogs, and promotional text. Working with multimedia communicators to secure photography, videography, and design elements to complete a project. Editing and proofreading a variety of content to ensure consistency and accuracy while adhering to Associated Press, university, and departmental style guidelines. Acting as an integral member of the Dining Services marketing team, assisting on news, web, print, promotions, award submissions and other projects, providing creative ideas and supporting productivity goals. Supporting implementation of an integrated marketing approach to communication projects. Working with others throughout Student Affairs to continually identify new and compelling ways to tell our stories.

Required Qualifications

B.A. in English, communications and/or equivalent related experience. Previous experience with proofreading, editing, communications, and business writing. Demonstrated mastery of the English language and grammar. Previous experience with copyediting, and proofreading, with excellent attention to accuracy and detail. Previous experience writing marketing copy and news releases. Strong word processing skills with emphasis on efficiency and organization. Previous computer experience in Microsoft Office software. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group of people in a friendly and courteous manner. Previous customer service experience in a professional or academic setting. Must anticipate and meet deadlines with emphasis on completing work ahead of schedule. Strong time management skills and ability to work independently with little supervision, prioritize work, and perform multiple functions simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to operate within a creative team based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Associated Press style as well as the Virginia Tech Style Guide for written documents. Experience with marketing programs and services to a student population in a university setting.

Pay Band

3

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$18 per hour

Review Date

October 13, 2022

Additional Information

 

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Carolyn Hanneman at carolynh18@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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