ASSISTANT WRITER

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Davis, CALIFORNIA
Deadline:

Requisition Number:
03024727  
Recruitment Open To:
UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public  
Final Filing Date
09-13-2019  
Closing Date:
 
Position:
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST  
Payroll Title
ASSISTANT WRITER  
Number of Positions:
1  
Salary:
$21.73-$26.03/HR  
Appointment Type:
Career  
Appointment Description:
100% Fixed; Monday-Friday 8am-5pm - This is a Career position with and end date one year from the start date.  
Overtime Eligible:
(FLSA)

Non-Exempt  
Union/HEERA Representation:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit  
Department:
FOA COMMUNICATIONS - 062019  
Department Description:
 
Location:
Davis  
Allow Applicants to Attach:
Resume
Cover Letter
References
 
Position Details
 
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, supports the Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA) Communications office by providing content and digital development services to the division of Finance, Operations and Administration. These communication efforts foster increased awareness, understanding and support of FOA's mission, vision, accomplishments and needs among its many internal and external constituencies. The digital communications specialist will support FOA Communication initiatives with digital content that helps awareness, understanding and reputation for FOA programs.  
Physical Demands:
Sit at a computer/workstation and stare at display monitors for extended periods of time working with a computer/mouse.
Lift and maneuver boxes of paper and files weighing up to 20 lbs - hand cart available
 
Work Environment:
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Work flexible schedule including occasional events and weekends to meet operational needs. Occassional travel to off-campus meetings and events, etc.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective Jan. 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
 
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Yes  
Qualifications
 
Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree in communications or related field/or equivalent experience / training.
-Experience using SiteFarm Content Management System.
-Experience writing and editing for a variety of digital communication platforms including blogs, social media and websites.
-Demonstrated skill distilling complex material into clear, concise communications.
-Experience developing informational materials, creating reports and answering correspondence.
-Experience designing and producing high-level, mission critical collaterals to reach and engage diverse audiences.
-Skill to follow editorial/promotional calendars and meet deadlines.
-Analytical skills to interpret data, identify problems and develop solutions.
-Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously and complete them with a high degree of quality.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience using and complying with the UC Davis style guide and marketing toolkit.
-Knowledge of and experience working with UC Davis Strategic Communications standards.
-Skill to communicate articulately, orally and in writing. Skill to use written language accurately and creatively, to recognize and use correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Skill to edit and proofread.
-Knowledge of the UC Davis campus and sustainability best practices
-Knowledge and experience with Search Engine Optimization.
-Knowledge and experience in MS Excel and data analysis.
-Experience with newsletter software such as MailChimp.
 
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