Writer II

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Open
Posted
May 05, 2023
Closes
Jul 04, 2023
Ref
R104407#OJ--UCF.1
Industry
Education

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges, and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Communications & Marketing

UCF Marketing ensures the integrity of the UCF brand, increases the university's visibility, attracts students, engages alumni, creates cost-saving opportunities and connects UCF to the community through strategic communication and partnerships. It is our mission to tell the UCF story locally, statewide, nationally and internationally across multiple media and through a variety of channels.

The Opportunity:

The marketing copywriter collaborates with department and college stakeholders to plan and execute content that builds brand awareness and enhances brand perception.

This role requires an ability to translate business objectives and strategic requirements into content strategy, the ability to research topics and interview experts to mine story details, and a creative and imaginative approach to crafting a narrative. Our ideal candidate is a skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail and the ability to engage and inform through storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Write clear, engaging copy with an authoritative voice

  • Interpret copy writing briefs to understand project requirements

  • Collaborate with editor, web and marketing teams (e.g. email campaigns and landing pages)

  • Conduct high-quality research and interviews

  • Edit and proofread copy as needed

  • Use SEO principles to maximize the reach of content

  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop graphics and video to support content strategy

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree

  • Proven experience as a copywriter or related role

  • Knowledge of online content strategy and creation

  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Experience with SEO

  • Strong research skills

  • Creativity and a passion for storytelling

  • Collaborative spirit and service mindset

  • Mastery of language and grammar

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Experience with WordPress is a plus

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Department

Communications and Marketing VP

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Type of Appointment

Regular

Expected Salary

$56,030.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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