Position Overview & Responsibilities

Merrimack College seeks an experienced Content Creator to research, write and publish various types of content for Merrimack’s website, social media platforms, newsletters and the institution’s quarterly magazine. Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications, this role will be responsible for developing articles and posts for digital and print mediums that cover school initiatives, faculty, students, community partnerships and alumni. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative storyteller who can craft compelling narratives that engage several different audiences. The Content Creator will work collaboratively with the communications team, faculty, staff and students across Merrimack College to ensure messaging aligns with the College’s vision, brand standards and efforts around the College’s strategic plan, the Agenda for the Future.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writes and edits content for the communications department (e.g. articles, brochures, letters, newsletters, social media) while also being receptive to feedback from others.

  • Knowledge of best practices when writing for the web.

  • In partnership with the Communications team, drives content strategy and executes content creation for the following digital and print mediums: The Record (internal newsletter), the Merrimack College Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, the Merrimack Magazine, the news section of Merrimack.edu, as well as other content vehicles.

  • Identifies and determines topics or subjects for various projects.

  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of projects. Interviews sources when appropriate.

  • Schedules writing assignments and coordinates content creation in order to meet all applicable production deadlines, such as posting to digital accounts, design, printing distribution, etc. while maintaining flexibility and openness to change projects on- demand.

  • Interprets and distills technical industry content and academic material from a wide variety of disciplines or sources to produce written communication pieces for a general audience.

  • Works with the Communications team to determine type(s) of artwork (e.g. illustrations, photos, charts, graphs, design covers) to accompany posts or stories while considering

  • compatibility, content, audience, style, format, intent, etc.

  • Interacts with all internal and external sources necessary to successfully complete assignments.

  • Assist with invoices and purchase orders, working within the Communications team budget.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of marketing experience, preferably within a higher education environment.

  • BA/BS degree in marketing, communications or related field required.

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.

  • Strong project management skills, with experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Eagerness to learn and work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Familiarity with AP style.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required Vaccinations:

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 7/28/22

Position Code: 844