POSTED ON 10/4/2022 CLOSED ON 11/5/2022
Delta College Hired Organization Address University Center, MI Full Time

Job Posting for Writer at Delta College

Position Title

Marketing and Public Information

Employee Group

Full-time, Starting Salary $46,675 – $51,802: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Position Summary Information

Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions
The successful candidate must demonstrate experience, skills, and commitment to fostering an environment of belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion.

We’re looking for a talented, curious writer who’s brimming with great ideas to join our small but mighty marketing team. You’ll take the lead on a wide variety of writing projects from advertising copy and web content to magazine articles and speeches. We’re looking for someone who can write for multiple audiences and who has impeccable proofreading skills.

  • Write engaging copy for print and digital advertisements, such as radio and videos, email campaigns and direct mail pieces, brochures, flyers, web pages, digital banner ads, billboard, and other marketing materials designed to increase enrollment.
  • Write, edit and publish information for Delta’s financial donors and alumni. This includes writing and managing the semi-annual Delta College Foundation news magazine, Journeys, writing and creating e-newsletters and posting to social media.
  • Work with the President’s Office on speeches, presentations and other communications as needed.
  • Uncover unique stories. Conduct interviews with students, staff, alumni and friends of Delta. Maintain database of testimonials for use in all media.
  • Assist with video projects including Dateline Delta WDCQ local show — develop story ideas, schedule and conduct interviews, write and proofread scripts and on-air text.
  • Assist with media relations as needed. Write press releases. Handle inquires.
  • Proofread materials developed by college departments, using A. P. stylebook and college style guide. Edit and improve content as needed.
  • Provide support for other Marketing department projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and skills. Major(s) required: Communications, English, Journalism or similar.
  • 1 – 3 years of position related experience.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and impeccable grammar and spelling abilities.
  • Must be proficient in many writing styles, including promotional writing for differing target audiences (by age, etc.), including prospective students.
  • Maintain high standards for consistency of messaging, voice and brand.
  • Exceptional proofreading and editing skills using AP and the College’s style guide.
  • Experience with content management software and social media tools.

Additional Experiences Considered

Application Deadline
Position will remain open until filled. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume and copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.

Posting Specific Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * In order to track our recruitment sources, please indicate how you became aware of the position vacancy?
    • Delta.edu
    • really.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Website
    • MI Works / MI Talent Bank
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Michigan HERC Website
    • Other
  • If you selected "Other" above, please tell us where you heard about this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Why do you think it's important for the marketing team to consider diversity in its work for the college?

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Describe your understanding and experience in creating a sense of belonging for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • * Describe your understanding and experience working with a culturally diverse population that includes student, faculty, and staff.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript 1
  • Samples - Writing
Optional Documents
  • Professional Certifications or Licensures
  • Transcript 2

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