WRITER/EDITOR INTERN

WRITER/EDITOR INTERN

JOB SUMMARY

The English Department is seeking a writer/editor intern for Fall 2016 to help market a new online Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing program to potential students. The intern will report to the coordinators of the program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The writer/editor intern will be responsible for assisting in the development of marketing and public relations materials in both print and digital formats.

    Social media/web/email

  • Create and post content for the program's social media platforms, including an official Facebook Page
  • Create and maintain an editorial calendar to assist with long-term, social media content publication
  • Respond to and engage with the program's social media followers, and forward comments and questions from followers to the program coordinators when appropriate
  • Update the program's website and, possibly, blog
  • Assist with writing, editing, and publishing email marketing materials

    Print media

  • Write and edit news releases and program announcements
  • Write and edit magazine feature articles
  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Create and help distribute posters and information cards

    Program representative

  • Act as a liaison with the Graduate College, University Relations, Printing Services, Alumni Relations, Career Services, Advising Centers, etc.
  • Attend career and graduate fairs as needed

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others in and outside the department in a professional manner
  • Ability to follow instructions, meet deadlines, and manage time well
  • Proficient expertise with Microsoft Office suite and RU email
  • Successful completion of ENGL 306: Professional Writing by May 2016; if completion date is May 2016, the applicant must indicate in the application his/her current grade in the course
  • Currently pursuing a concentration or minor in Technical and Business Writing

    Desired

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Facebook Pages, and Mail Chimp or a willingness to learn these technologies
  • Willingness to learn how to write and format unfamiliar communication genres

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

  • Approximately 10 hours per week
  • Unpaid
  • May be taken for credit (ENGL 495 or elective); grade is pass/fail
  • Excellent practical experience to build a resume, portfolio, and professional networks

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a cover letter and resume to pwgradcert@radford.edu. Position will remain open until filled.

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

• Amy Rubens, Russell Hall 110, arubens@radford.edu

• Laura Vernon, Russell Hall 108, lvernon@radford.edu

 

Apr 8, 2016
School of Communication
540-831-6553
acox10@radford.edu