Ball State University — Content Strategist and Executive Writer, University Relations and Communications

Ball State University welcomes applications for a full-time Content Strategist and Executive Writer. The Content Strategist and Executive Writer is a creative idea-generator, writer, problem solver, and project manager of high-level communications, including emails, internal newsletters, news releases, magazine articles, and video scripts, on behalf of the President, Provost, Deans, and other university executives. Responsible for editing University communications, including publications, news releases, emails, and web content to ensure the brand story through tone, voice, accuracy, consistency, and quality. This position works directly under the Magazine Editor, participating in all stages of the publication processes, and also works closely with all members of Marketing and Communications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Relations, Communications or other related field from an accredited institution. At least five years of writing for a corporation, agency or college/university. Excellent creative writing skills, demonstrated skill in writing compelling ad copy, demonstrated editing skills, proven experience working in a fast paced environment, detail-oriented.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in Higher Education, creative services or agency setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of media relations, pitching stories, content development and copy editing. Project management experience: managing multiple projects simultaneously; working effectively and efficiently with individuals and teams within a diverse environment; and using tools such as WorkFront. Demonstrated knowledge of strategic content, communication and marketing principles. Experience using content curation skills, transforming content across platforms to meet different audience needs; ability to visualize the best way to present content. Experience researching and collecting information, including interviewing skills, web research skills, and other intelligence gathering techniques. Experience using analytical skills in transforming business insights into strategic planning. Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills. Experience using client relationship skills, being self-directed and in taking initiatives to completion. Experience using creative and critical thinking skills, goal setting and attention to detail. Demonstrated knowledge of web content best practices. Experience using Microsoft office.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25217. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Greg Fallon. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 18, 2021. 

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs. 

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:
https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff    

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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