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STAFF WRITER / EDITOR

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title STAFF WRITER / EDITOR
Position Number ECORLEM10071
Slot Number 28
Job Description Summary

The purpose of this position is to write original material and serve as the key copyeditor who supports functions of the College Relations Office (CRO) to promote a positive image of the College primarily to external audiences through informational, promotional and advertising efforts. This role is accomplished by researching and writing specified news releases and promotional copy and serving as editor and proofreader for College print and web publications. The individual also assists the Associate Director of Media Relations by producing reports using news media tracking services to inform key audiences of coverage produced by CRO staff, along with social media postings by and about the institution. The position reviews and provides suggested page edits, such as updates or corrections, throughout the DMC website. Other duties include assisting with additional duties assigned as part of various CRO projects. The position also provides primary monitoring and recommends applications for utilizing radio communications to promote the College image.

Required Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.

One year related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Job Duties

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

Job Duty

Serves as editor and proofreader for College print and web publications by reviewing projects for accuracy and consistent publication style; researching material to verify information provided; making editorial decisions concerning content of written information; checking information with facts and figures from appropriate areas; making recommendations for text or copy; and selecting copy for specialty publications from annual reports to brochures and flyers to web-based pieces.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function? Yes
Job Duty

Gathers campus information regarding special or departmental events to produce the Weekly Calendar release featuring fine arts activities, festivals and other events open to the campus and general community; ensures accurate and complete information is disseminated to appropriate media outlets weekly; and posts events on Del Mar College, Caller-Times and other useful online calendars. Provides first-level research, writing and dissemination of student and employee recognition and board accolades events.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function? Yes
Job Duty

Researches and writes specific news releases related to College events open to the community, promotional pieces, and advertising copy by researching appropriate background material; interviewing individuals, as needed, for additional information; cross-checking material provided against background information provided; maintaining relations with local media to promote events; and responding to media representatives’ inquiries by providing information and sources.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function? Yes
Job Duty

Produces and disseminates weekly news coverage reports using contracted media tracking services, including specific reports to top-level College officials, such as the College’s Executive Team, Organizational Chart members and Board of Regents, featuring prominent stories about the institution at the local, regional, state and national levels, and more comprehensive report(s) produced for CRO archival purposes encompassing all coverage produced by CRO staff efforts or stories mentioning the institution but generated by outside sources. Other reports on specific topics or time frames may also be required.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function? Yes
Job Duty

Conducts detailed review of at least five web pages on the Del Mar College website per week and provides editing and/or correction reports to the CRO Publications and Web Marketing Specialist for updates. Assists in producing and/or ensuring accuracy of other web-based projects such as mobile applications.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function? Yes
Job Duty

Assists Associate Director of Media Relations as assigned with media relations, news service publications, advertising, governmental relations, marketing efforts, and special events and promotions by aiding with producing media packets for special events; assisting with delivery of promotional packets; and assisting with news conferences and facilitating media usage of College materials. Also assists with other office operational duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time
Essential Function?

Job Requirements

Supervision of Employees Yes
Human Collaboration HIGH
Decision Making and Independent Judgment MODERATE
Budget Responsibility No responsibility for a budget.
Other Requirements

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Note: This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed. It does not address the potential for accommodation.

Physical strength for this position is Sedentary - Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software, and Hardware

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software, and Hardware

Computers, printers and related Microsoft software products, camera, specialized software.

Protective Equipment Required

None

Health and Safety Factors

Mechanical Hazards N - Never
Chemical Hazards N - Never
Electrical Hazards N - Never
Fire Hazards N - Never
Explosives N - Never
Communicable Diseases N - Never
Physical Danger and Abuse N - Never

Environmental Factors

Respiratory Hazards S - Seasonally
Wetness/Humidity S - Seasonally
Noise and Vibration N - Never
Physical Hazards N - Never
Extreme Temperatures S - Seasonally

Non-Physical Demands

Time Pressure (N)ever Never occurs
Emergency Situation (N)ever Never occurs
Frequent Change of Tasks (N)ever Never occurs
Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime (N)ever Never occurs
Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously (N)ever Never occurs
Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team (N)ever Never occurs
Tedious or Exacting Work (N)ever Never occurs
Noisy/Distracting Environment (N)ever Never occurs

Primary Work Location

Primary Work Location Office Environment