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Writer/Digital Media/Marketing Designer

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Please include 2 paragraphs of a creatively written piece.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 08/10/2017
Working Title Writer/Digital Media/Marketing Designer
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Writer/Editor
Federal Work Study Required? Yes
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker.
Job Duties will include:
• General upkeep of the website content
• Proofreading written and digital media communication
• Writing and editing articles for the HPM newsletter, website and social media platforms, while creatively keeping in mind the academic culture. This includes: copyediting, fact checking and conducting interviews and research
• Working closely with supervisor to assist in HPM’s media strategy with a focus on marketing public health stories and activities via LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogger, Web, Instagram
• Tagging stories and interviews published in the mainstream about HPM’s faculty, alums, students and stakeholders
• Researching, brainstorming and developing pitches for public health geared content ideas and programs
• Collaborating with the school’s marketing team to ensure writing follows the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Style Manual
• Develop interactive infographics and other visual displays of information
• Writing clever and compelling headlines, decks, tweets, Facebook posts and other types of display copy
• Conducting activities designed to maximize digital outreach

Please include 2 paragraphs of a creatively written piece.

Job Requirements

• Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Is an organized and confident communicator.
• Is intellectually curious.
• Is always striving to do better work.
• Is a team player willing to work outside their job description to help a busy department growing in the media realm.
• Is able to thrive in a constant-changing environment.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $9.50
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 15-20
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Crabtree Hall, GSPH
Posting Number S-05182-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter