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Creative Copywriter Out-of-State Market

Company name
University of California - Riverside

$53,700 - $66,750

Riverside, CA
7 hit(s)  


Writes, drafts, reviews, edits, proofs, and finalizes compelling content and key messages for campaign and marketing materials, web, electronic, smartphone, social media, print materials and other mediums to recruit and retain out-of-state students. Produces meaningful messages and content to compel out-of-state students and their parents to choose UC Riverside. This is a one year career position with the possibility of extension depending upon funding. Writing samples or portfolio of samples are required as part of the recruitment.


Education Requirements



Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.





Minimum of 5 years of related experience.


Experience writing for web, mobile and print writing in an advertising agency, digital design firm, or advertising/marketing environment.


Experience with the needs and challenges of out-of-state, college-bound and enrolled students and their parents in a higher education environment.


Minimum Requirements

Thorough skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the location's message.

Thorough attention to detail, project management and organizational skills.

Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production.

Advanced skill in taking initiative to creatively identify and pitch story ideas to senior management and clients.

Advanced research and fact verification skills.

Advanced knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.

Skill to maintain absolute confidentiality.

Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.

Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.

Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills to write clear, lively, engaging, compelling and effective copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and the broader public.

Writing samples or portfolio of samples are required as part of the recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced, in-depth knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies.

Advanced project management, organizational and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.

Advanced knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.

Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns Great Schools, Great Prices.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities.

U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Company Profile
The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

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