Writer Job at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • University of Florida
  • Gainesville, FL

Job Description


Job No: 531859
Work Type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department: 33010000 - HP-OFFICE OF THE DEAN

Job Description

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Job Description:

This position is responsible for writing, editing and sharing various news and stories from across the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP). This includes writing materials to be used on the college website, newsroom, printed publications, social media, and other channels. The Writer will collaborate with the Communications Director and other marketing and communications staff to produce and distribute content. The Writer will report to the Director of Communications.

Essential functions for the Writer position include:

Writing and editing newsroom stories that cover students, faculty, alumni, events and other news that celebrate and inform our readers. Will require collaboration with the college's Marketing and Communications (marcom) staff to manage content distribution, brand alignment and search engine optimization (SEO) objectives. Content will likely have associated elements such as thought leadership and reputation management that will require the Writer to incorporate content strategy objectives.

Assist with writing content for the college website. Working with the Director of Communications, support website copywriting for our college, departments, centers and other units. Incorporate university and college brand messaging and style. Use online tools such as Word Press and MarketMuse to optimize, edit and publish copy that adheres to accessibility standards.

Collaborate with the Director of Communications to produce stories and content for the college's printed publications.

Produce email communications, including the monthly college e-newsletter, using software such as Mailster and SalesForce.

Assist with writing, planning, and supporting social and video projects. This may include identifying topics and b-roll opportunities, developing creative briefs, interviewing, script writing, captioning or other copy that supports a consistent voice in communication materials.

Expected Salary:

$51,000 - $58,000 annually, commensurate with education, experience, and skills.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area; or an associate's degree and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects and goals simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starter.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook.
  • Familiarity with WordPress web content management system.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and three writing samples.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position may offer flexible work arrangements such as hybrid/remote work locations. This is not a fully remote position; some campus time each week is expected.

This position is time-limited.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 05 Jul 2024

To apply, visit

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