Assistant Director of Content - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Supports the Office of Marketing and Communications in telling the MSU Denver story by promoting the University’s successes through internal and external communications. Develops intelligent, engaging and persuasive content that aligns with the University’s brand and strategic priorities and is packaged for a variety of applications including internal communications, media relations, web, social, advertising, public affairs communications, etc. The successful candidate will be passionate about higher education and committed to success for all students, will be entrepreneurial in spirit and collaborative in practice, and will be highly creative in both developing effective content as well as determining optimal methods for sharing it.


35% – Serve as a contributor to a beat system of editorial coverage for a variety of University colleges, schools, departments, initiatives and focus areas
35% – Proactively solicit success stories from beat. Write, edit and package content for use within a variety of channels. Types of content may include news releases, internal communications to University faculty and staff, fact sheets, brochures, talking points, social media posts, etc.
10% – Develops systems and processes to support communications content development.
15% – Supports the development and implementation of an employee-engagement campaign.
5% – Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, writing or similar major.
5 years of experience in a professional, team-based communications role.
Demonstrated ability to research, write, edit and package stories.
Demonstrated ability to write for multiple audiences and communications channels, including internal communications, media relations, web, social and corporate or organizational communications.
Experience developing content that contributes to brand-building, and reputation management.
Experience in an account management or client-service role.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple departments and interact with leaders at all levels of the organization, as well as contractors, agencies and vendors.
Project management experience that includes managing editorial calendars and/or deadlines within multiple, simultaneous campaigns.
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
Error free editing and proofreading skills.

Preferred Qualifications

10 years of experience in a professional, team-based communications role.
Experience creating published writing samples.
Professional experience in a higher education or K-12 communications role.
Fluent in AP style.
Experience developing content that contributes to thought-leadership goals.
Basic photography and videography skills.
Error free editing and proofreading skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

In order for your file to be considered complete you must submit three professional writing samples. Acceptable submissions include a: media release, internal communication, brochure, web page, social media campaign, or speech. Preference will be given to candidates who submit multiple writing sample types. Because the online application system has space requirements we recommend that these writing samples be submitted via e-mail to the screening committee chair. Please e-mail these materials to

Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Assistant Director of Content
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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