Writer/Publications Specialist - UAA Advancement

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Classification:Communications Specialist 3
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC, University Advancement
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary: The Office of University Advancement is looking for a professional writer to highlight UAA's #amazingstories in internal and external publications.

UAA's Office of University Advancement is seeking a professional writer to identify, develop and draft stories in support of UAA's mission. In addition to writing feature pieces to appear in both print and digital communications, the general topics writer will produce fact sheets, newsletters, letters, presentations, HTML email content, faculty/staff/student/alumni profiles and other written materials as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be a skilled interviewer and editor, be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and be able to meet strict deadlines. Must have keen attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to organize and plan projects. Knowledge of AP style.

Required Experience: Minimum of three to five years professional writing experience.

Education and/or Training: A successful candidate for this position should have a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, professional or technical writing, or related field.

Minimum Beginning Hourly Salary: $23.60

Please include the following in your application packet:

- Cover Letter

- Resume

- 3 Writing Samples

Questions? Please contact Kristin DeSmith at: kadesmith@alaska.edu

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
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Duties

10Works closely with graphic designers, photographers, printers, department administrative assistants and other colleagues to obtain all information needed to complete a project on time and on budget.Essential
10Works closely with UAA colleagues to coordinate themes and develop messages and stories to ensure a positive reputation for UAA.Essential
80Produces content for both electronic and print publications, such as feature stories; brochures; newsletters; fact sheets; student, faculty and alumni profiles; HTML email and other communications as assigned. Writes and edits internal and external public relations and marketing communications materials for a wide range of communication channels, including the web. Develops story ideas to reinforce UAA initiatives and programs. Writes features that highlight UAA''s amazing stories. Conducts research and interviews, develops timelines and tracks all content throughout an entire project or assignment, including editing, proofing and delivery to internal client or publication.Essential

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