Senior Development Writer/Editor - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the general supervision of the WSU Foundation’s Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, this position proactively develops, researchers, writes and edits original story content for use in multiple communications vehicles, including but not limited to print periodicals, online publications, special publications, brochures and other collateral materials and social media to promote and/or inform target audiences about the WSU Foundation and WSU’s development programs.
Work may include writing and editing content for feature stories, fundraising appeals/solicitations, websites, printed collateral, as well as event, radio, or video scripts. Work is varied and requires a sound understanding of subject and target audience concepts.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field and two (2) years of professional level writing/editing experience which has included word processing computer applications and a demonstrated knowledge of graphic arts principles. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to (1) one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Four (4) years of full-time writing experience, which has included word processing computer applications and a demonstrated knowledge of graphic arts principles.

Demonstrated experience writing for a range of mediums, including but not limited to Web sites, social media, print materials, radio and video.

General understanding of development principles.

General understanding of social media for marketing awareness and engagement.

Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changing priorities.

Good conceptualization abilities.

Familiarity with Chicago and AP writing styles.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The WSU Foundation
Established in 1979, the WSU Foundation was created not as an object of philanthropy itself but, rather, as the preferred mechanism through which private support is raised and managed for the sole benefit of Washington State University. Since its inception, the WSU Foundation has raised more than $1.33 billion in private commitments in support of programs and initiatives across Washington State University.

The University
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life.

WSU has physical campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, North Puget Sound Everett and Vancouver. The Global Campus offers online access to the University’s degrees statewide and around the world. With offices in all 39 counties in the state, WSU Extension serves as the University’s primary outreach education unit bringing its resources to the State’s citizens.

Competitive benefits available

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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