Part-time Staff Writer (casual staff)

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Work type: Staff Part-time, Temporary and/or Hourly
Department: Office of the President
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media, Administrative Support

Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Staff Writer will provide project-based communications support. This is a part-time position working less than 19 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for drafting materials, op-eds, articles and speeches for Office of the President
  • Manage project timeline and deadlines
  • Communicate and collaborate with others on projects and incorporate feedback in a timely manner
Experience & Education Background:
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or related field
  • 5 to 7 years of professional work experience in writing, communications or a related field
Skills & Competencies:
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading experience
  • Experience working on tight deadlines and presenting quality drafts
  • Experience writing for different audiences (internal, external, published articles)
  • Experience with different styles of writing including speeches, intellectual articles, and
    scholarly Jewish articles, business and donor communications
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate complex information, understand multifaceted concepts,
    and translate these into compelling prose.
  • Ability to manage project from start to finish including setting up timeline, incorporating
    edits, proofing final materials for submission
  • Able to collaborate on projects, responsive to feedback and demonstrate ability to
    incorporate feedback in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates ability to manage deadlines and proactively communicate with others to
    ensure projects are on time and on track
Salary Range: $35.00 - $50.00 per hour
About Us:

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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