Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the Department
The Mission of The College of Engineering and Applied Science is to provide a world-class educational experience of engineering, computing, and applied sciences from undergraduate through doctoral levels. CEAS is looking to expand the frontiers of knowledge and disseminate this information to the scientific community, industry, government, and the general public. CEAS is also looking to foster partnerships with industry, the broader educational community, and local, state, and federal governments to expand access and diversity.
The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science aims to highlight the success and experience of its students, faculty and staff with this role on the marketing communications team. The Digital Content Specialist will utilize skills as a content creator and writer to support the digital marketing and communication initiatives at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science, including social media content creation, monitoring engagement with target audiences, and writing feature and news articles.
Create content for distribution across multiple channels, including websites, marketing collateral and social media.
Create social media content, both written and photo/video, within brand, university, and department guidelines and messaging.
Pursue leads, conduct interviews, and perform research to write news articles, features, and press releases – geared toward a general audience – on the research and experiences of UC College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty, staff, and students.
Assist with other storytelling and promotional efforts.
Develop and execute social media strategy and calendar to meet goals of the college.
Monitor engagement and assess college's analytics, utilizing and reporting data to provide guidance for marketing and communication initiatives.
Help maintain internal and external websites, producing accessible digital content in compliance with sections 504 and 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Cover letter and resume required.
One or two writing samples, preferably news story, feature story, press release, or other interview-based writing.
One example of a social media post you created.
One (1) year of experience related to content creation, web content management, social media management, or marketing communications.
Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Adobe Creative Suite.
Understanding of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Additional Qualifications Considered
Strong writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to create effective social media content.
Strong interpersonal skills, including with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Interest and/or experience in writing and learning about science, technology, and/or engineering.
Ability to work well in a team environment and across departments.
Ability to master digital tools and platforms used for content creation and publication.
Ability to work effectively with visual content.
Excellent time management skills.
Highly developed attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range in the $40,000s dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.