Sr.Edit/Media Specialist

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Sr.Edit/Media Specialist
Job Category Staff & Executive – Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations/Communications
Department R-Comm
Overview Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses.
For two consecutive years, Rutgers is ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers. Rutgers holds #64 of 500 employers and is the #1 New Jersey employer on the publication’s 2023 list. Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Edit/Media Specialist for the Rutgers Communications and Marketing (R-Comm) department. This position will lead, strategize, manage, and execute web and digital content, publications associated with Rutgers New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Conceptualizes, researches, and executes projects and initiatives requiring a high degree of sophistication and depth of knowledge promote both Rutgers New Brunswick and RBHS brands.
  • Develops and implements content strategies that align with the user experience and organizational objectives.
  • Works directly in content management systems (Drupal and Wordpress) and other tools to design, maintain and optimize webpages and produce digital communications.
  • Measures and reports on the effectiveness of content strategies and makes recommendations for improvement and conducts audits to ensure that all content aligns with brand voice and messaging.
  • Collaborates with the creative team to ensure all content is optimized for user engagement and conversion.
  • Creates and establishes processes and schedules to liaise with internal constituents and externally with vendors to ensure streamline processes for all projects.
  • Develops and project manages the workflow of incoming assignments and ensures all projects are delivered on time.
  • Keeps leadership and other staff members informed of progress, seeking review and approval at regular intervals.
  • Develops and maintains content calendars and schedules.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWor[email protected] Application System. Additional information may be found at .
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 67500.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 84097.000
Annual Maximum Salary 100694.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge, skill, and understanding of writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, marketing, organizational coordination, and/or facilitation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a communications, editorial, or marketing role.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to communicate and work effectively and efficiently with diverse groups within Rutgers New Brunswick and RBHS including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing and maintaining website content and latest trends and best practices in content strategy and user experience design.
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress for publishing and managing web content.
  • Understanding of user experience design principles and the ability to design user experiences that are optimized for user engagement and conversion.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices.
  • Experience with analytics tools such as Google Analytics 4 and/or Matomo.
  • Ability to analyze data to measure effectiveness and make recommendations to optimize content.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and organization.
  • Self-motivated go-getter with a positive attitude.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to “roll up sleeves” and execute program deliverables.
  • Completes work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Is able to seek out information and solutions to problems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of relevant experience as a communications professional at an institution of higher learning.
Equipment Utilized
  • Content management systems (e.g., Drupal or Wordpress).
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Willingness to use personal car for work travel.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST1379
Posting Open Date 05/24/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
City Piscataway
State NJ
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Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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