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Marketing Writer

Apply now Department: 3670006010 Div Communications and Mrktg
Job no: 517485
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University is seeking a marketing writer to join our creative services team. Our creative services team provides graphic design, photography and marketing writing services across print and digital design projects for a wide array of campus clients including the Office of the President, academic colleges and departments, student life units and more, with a primary focus on new student recruitment design needs for the Office of Enrollment Management and the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Reporting to the university’s creative director, the marketing writer will develop and produce content that reflects the university voice, enhances the university’s brand, and ensures alignment with institutional strategic priorities. This position will both develop original content from scratch as well as work with campus clients to refine existing content to align with each project’s target goals. The marketing writer will be expected to work collaboratively in this process with other members of the DCM team.

 To be successful in this role, candidates should have a strong background in writing for a variety of project types including booklets and brochures, postcards and mailers, advertising, and digital communications such as web pages and email. Candidates should also have a strong background with AP style, excellent time management skills and the ability to tailor content to a variety of different audiences. This position is an ideal fit for an experienced writer who is looking for the opportunity to continue to refine and grow their already established skills as they take the next step in their professional career and help Kansas State University continue to become a next-generation land-grant university.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University recently launched its new strategic plan, informed by more than 10,000 inputs from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. The university is charting a bold and exciting course forward, defining what it means to be a next generation land-grant university. With ambitious goals and a value-centered approach toward reaching them, it’s an exciting time to work for Kansas State University. Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, English or related field.
  • One to three years of relevant work experience in a communications unit, marketing or advertising agency, newspaper, or other communication related organization.
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and be able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities with the utmost professionalism.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of and practice using AP style.
  • Know-how to develop online content that supports search engine optimization and user experiences.
  • Ability to maintain brand integrity across all marketing initiatives and communications.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  •  Cover letter
  •  Three professional references
  • 3-5 samples of your past marketing writing.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until (date).

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$47,486.00 to $60,000/Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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