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Digital Content Editor

Company: Iowa State University Foundation
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

As the Digital Content Editor on our communications team, you will provide development, day-to-day leadership and oversight of the foundation's digital communication efforts.

Based on qualifications and experience, a selected candidate may hold one of these job titles: Digital Content Editor or Senior Digital Content Editor.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee the content strategy for the foundation's website.
  • Run story planning and production meetings.
  • Create and edit target audience appropriate content for use across multiple digital channels.
  • Review and approve drafts of assets - written content, photography, and videos.
  • Edit for tone, style (AP style), and adherence to the foundation's brand standards.
  • Identify specific metrics for measurement and criteria for success and ensure that proper tracking mechanisms are in place.
  • Create and implement promotional plans across email, social, and web channels.
  • Determine ways to improve story performance and make informed decisions based on data.
  • Provide expertise and guidance in emerging technologies, current web and social media trends, and best practices.

    Qualifications

    Education & Work Experience

    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in digital media, marketing, communications, journalism, or related field.
    • 2 years professional experience or combination of relevant education and/or demonstrated work experience.

      Desired Skills & Experience

      • Proven experience as managing editor or relevant role
      • Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong editing, grammar, and proofreading skills.
      • Working knowledge of content management system (CMS) platforms like WordPress. Working knowledge of Marketing Cloud is a plus.
      • Experience with content marketing and content personalization.
      • Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) concepts and Google Analytics.
      • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously.
      • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with some project management experience.
      • Critical thinking, analytical, and conceptualization skills.
      • Creativity, patience, a sense of humor and a belief in our organizational mission: Aligning donor passion and generosity to advance Iowa State University's land-grant ideals.

        We Can Help You Advance Your Career...

        You've put in a lot of work to get where you are today, and now you're ready to utilize your unique skills, talents, and personality to achieve even more. Make the next step count!

        To APPLY please include the following items:

        • Resume
        • Cover letter with salary requirements
        • 3-4 work samples
        • Three professional references' names and contact information

          For additional information, visit the following pages:

          • Iowa State University Foundation
          • Iowa State University

Keywords: Iowa State University Foundation, Ames , Digital Content Editor, Advertising , Ames, Iowa

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