Copywriter - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  1689 - Unclassified - FT

Responsible for day-to-day editorial and strategic direction of divisional writing projects with emphasis on copy writing for print publications, website and social media, as well as project management of select divisional initiatives. This position is part of the Alumni Relations staff within the Division of University Advancement and under the direction of the Director of UA Marketing/Communications & Special Events.


  • Copywriting, editing and proofing of print newsletters, brochures, invitations and other print collateral; electronic communications including emails, web content and social media posts.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement digital campaigns and strategies including but not limited to website, social media and emails.
  • Supports events through scripting, speech writing and preparation of event speakers;
  • Carries out additional writing responsibilities including feature writing; press releases; alumni/constituent, student and faculty profiles; and other projects needed.
  • Serves as managing editor for division newsletter.
  • Conducts interviews and gathers information and background research as needed to carry out writing and project tasks.
  • Provides direction, editorial support and general upkeep for and other subsets of the Office of Alumni Relations online presence.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in communication, English, journalism or related field, and 1-3 years’ experience in editing, writing, project management, or public relations. Knowledge of AP style required. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent editing skills, including technical knowledge, grammar, and format. Good organizational skills including the ability to simultaneously manage a large variety of tasks, set priorities and manage the involvement of other staff. A commitment to strong customer service is essential. Able to deal with the pressure of deadlines. Willingness to work extra hours to meet occasional high-priority deadlines. Ability to collaborate across a broad institutional framework, ranging from senior leadership to service providers. Ability to function and contribute in a team environment, but also able to work under limited supervision and direction. Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in not-for-profit, higher-education, and/or related field; knowledge of InDesign.  Experience managing multi-faceted, short-, mid- and long-term projects. Knowledge of Banner/SCT computer systems.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Copywriter
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Alumni Associations and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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