University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
 
The majority of students and the Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

The Position

The Senior Content Writer will help create content that elevates Pacific’s brand and grows its reputation regionally and nationally. This experienced and versatile communicator will develop, curate, write and edit compelling and engaging content for multiple platforms and publications including digital newsletters, websites, videos, blogs, social media campaigns, events, opinion pieces and the university’s magazine. 

The Senior Content Writer will report to the Sr. Director of Media Relations and collaborate with department leaders in digital communications, internal communications, community relations and design, and will work closely with the Sr. Writer/Editor. The Senior Writer will have a deep understanding of news and its relationship and application to social media and digital communications to attract prospective students and families, and engage employees, donors, alumni, supporters and key influencers to become advocates and champions. This position is located on the Stockton Campus and will work on campus. It is not remote.

The Department

University Strategic Communications advances and promotes awareness, understanding and support of the university’s mission, vision and accomplishments. Our award-winning team of writers, editors, designers, photographers/videographers, digital professionals and communications leaders creates inspiring content and engaging experiences that elevate Pacific’s unique brand of personalized learning and professional pathways.

Our role leverages our expertise in external and internal communications, media relations and issues management, community relations, digital and social media and web strategy. We oversee the university’s brand identity including graphic design, photography/videography and print and digital publications (such as this one). Like what you see? You’ll have the opportunity to work on publications like this.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related discipline.
  • Ten years of experience writing for digital platforms and print publications.

Preferred

  • Experience working in a higher education or agency setting.
  • Experience shooting photography/videography.
  • Experience using various analytics software.
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Working knowledge of search engine optimization and best practices.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Experience using social media platforms.

Prospectus

Applications

University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Content Writer. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and current resume with their online application.

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AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.