Illinois State University – Editorial Writer, University Marketing & Communications

General Summary
This position is responsible for interviewing individuals and writing feature stories used across external university publications and social media platforms to reach specific audiences that include alumni, retirees, prospective students and their families, donors, and friends. This position is also responsible for maintaining editorial standards for Illinois State University’s many communications, contributing to the editorial quality and consistency of University communications through professional editing and writing skills. This position updates and enforces the Illinois State University Editorial and Visual Identity Standards Manual. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or closely related field.
  2. Two (2) years of experience writing for a newspaper, magazine, trade publication, or news organization or writing in a public relations or business communications environment. 

Desired Qualifications

  1. Working knowledge of The Associated Press Stylebook, as well as other similar references;
  2. Understanding of the rules of grammar;
  3. Copy-editing and proofing skills;
  4. Attention to detail;
  5. Ability to write clear and cogent copy;
  6. Ability to work under deadline pressure;
  7. Ability to enforce and explain style rules when working with clients for print and online projects.
  8. General knowledge of the process for print publication.
  9. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  10. Ability to work with a committee structure and in partnership with multiple clients/offices on any given project.

Work Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package

For a complete description and to ensure consideration, please apply by September 2, 2021 at