The content manager is responsible for managing, developing, writing, editing, and fact checking content for multiple university communications across various platforms including print, email, web, and social media, among others, all to support the university's visibility, brand awareness, and admission goals. The content manager is responsible for liaising with internal university clients, developing and coordinating strategic communications, and working with Marketing and Communications colleagues to leverage content for various outlets including the university's News Website and social media pages. The content manager will contribute stories to Illinois Tech Magazine, act as a reporter to research and write smart and informed content, be an excellent copyeditor and fact checker, have the ability to identify stories with the potential to receive earned media coverage, and also write compelling marketing copy.
Department: Marketing and Communications
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree is required for this position along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, media, or a related field. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required, as is advanced proficiency in AP Style and/or Chicago Manual of Style. Excellent reporting, interviewing, and fact checking skills are required, as is experience with project management. Experience in higher education, the nonprofit sector, and/or a science and technology setting is a bonus.
Knowledge & Skills:
The right person for the job will be—
Passionate about good editing, writing, and grammar
Able to think critically and creatively
Curious about the world
Detail oriented and willing to go the extra mile to ensure factual accuracy
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and working knowledge of Google Apps
Able to work well under deadline
Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively
Willing to take direction
Comfortable and have the skill set to go in person to investigate, interview, and draw out the details of stories ideas from faculty, students and upper administration
Candidates who are contacted for an interview may be required to take both a timed writing test and a timed copyediting test. In addition to vitae, candidates should provide work samples and references.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.