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 Sr. Edit/Media Specialist for the Rutgers Communications and Marketing (R-Comm). This position will lead, strategize, manage, and execute web and digital content, publications associated with Rutgers New Brunswick and RBHS.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Creates and establishes processes and schedules to liaise with internal constituents and externally with vendors to ensure streamline processes for all projects.
  • Works directly in content management systems and other tools to create, update, and maintain webpages and produce digital communications while editing own work and work of the team.
  • Plans, develops and project manages assignments incoming workflow and supports the web team to best practices to ensure all projects are on time.
  • Conceptualizes, researches, and executes projects and initiatives requiring a high degree of sophistication and depth of knowledge in order to promote both Rutgers New Brunswick and RBHS brands.
  • Oversees editorial development, design, and managing feedback.
  • Keeps leadership and other staff members informed of progress, seeking review and approval at regular intervals.
  • Develops and maintains content calendars and schedules.
  • Reports on analytic metrics for website(s) and other initiatives as required.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
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, 2024. 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 FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu  
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 72833.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 90741.000
Annual Maximum Salary 108649.000
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 http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff – 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Qualifications

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.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze data and use metrics to make adjustments, track usage, and determine effectiveness.
  • Completes work independently and collaboratively.
  • Computer literacy and web savvy required.
  • Experience working in a web content management system, especially Drupal.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing and maintaining website content and latest trends and best practices in digital communications.
  • Knowledge of current media technology and its use for effective communication strategies.
  • 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).
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Willingness to use personal car for work travel.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 24ST0166
Posting Open Date 01/31/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
City Piscataway
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

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 vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. 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.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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