Writer

  • Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full time Education General Business Marketing

Job Description

WRITER

 

DEPARTMENT             COMMUNICATIONS

CLASSIFICATION        EXEMPT

REPORTS TO               DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

SUPERVISES:             NONE

LAST UPDATED          DECEMBER 2021

 

Summary of Responsibilities

 

The Writer is responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading content for IAIA’s presence on social media platforms, websites, press releases, news and media outlets, print, TV screens, and other media channels deemed necessary. The Writer will support IAIA’s mission, vision, and core values, and adhere to the objectives and strategies developed by the Director of Communications.

 

Essential Position Functions

 

Serve as liaison with all departments and serve as editor for written copy Communications develops. Perform as proofreader for documents prepared by Communications, and others, as necessary. Research, create, and revise copy that is disseminated to the IAIA Community, both internally and externally. Assist with livestream events on campus and at the museum.

 

  • Write stories for IAIA’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google My Business, and others) that relate to IAIA faculty, students, programs, departments, as well as IAIA’s core values
  • Work with all departments to create stories and articles, which includes in-person and virtual communications with IAIA community members, as well as external communications when necessary
  • Write, conduct, record, and transcribe interviews with IAIA community members
  • Conduct research for obtaining in-depth information on topics and fact-checking, including for pre-existing content
  • Write, proof, and edit content, from various departments within the IAIA community, to ensure uniformity of style and voice, with guidance from the Director of Communications
  • Assist with livestream events on campus and at the museum
  • Attend meetings and participate in planning for future events
  • Help supervise Communications’ student-worker during the Spring and Fall semesters (Student-worker may work up to 20 hours per week.)

 

 

Required Experience

 

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least six years of current, direct, and comparable experience and strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

 

Working knowledge of content management systems like WordPress, Constant Contact, Wufoo, Survey Monkey, and Mailchimp

 

Knowledge, skills, and ability to work with a myriad of constituents in a professional manner—including IAIA students, alums, trustees, staff, and faculty, as well as external organizations—such as museums, cultural programs, and institutions—that IAIA community members are involved with, as necessary

 

Proven expertise and experience with writing, copy editing, and proofreading. Ability to adhere to style guide rules for the institution.

 

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Apple programs like Pages, Notes, Numbers, etc...

 

Familiarity with Native and Indigenous cultures, issues, and perspectives, and education and arts organizations

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style, proofreading marks, and other standard written communication practices
  • Demonstrated expertise in communicating clearly and effectively with diverse peoples and groups
  • Proven ability in working successfully with faculty, students, staff, trustees, and volunteers as related to position responsibilities
  • Demonstrated social awareness and cultural knowledge
  • Proven skill and ability to present a pleasant, courteous, and professional demeanor and presence
  • Adherence to appropriate standards of conduct and ethics, including confidentiality, integrity, and honesty
  • Must have excellent performance-related skillset:
    • Following and or complying with senior management directives
    • Exhibiting the ability to adapt effectively to changing work environments
    • Cooperating and collaborating respectfully with others
    • Participating in proactive problem solving
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision, to begin projects independently (or as assigned), conclude projects or assignments on a timely basis, and produce materials by deadlines
  • Demonstrate compliance with all applicable and essential IAIA policies, processes, and/or procedures
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned

 

Working Conditions

 

  • Work is performed in an office environment and as a desk job.
  • Work requires proficient use of a wide range of communications computer applications, as well as proficient use of other devices and equipment
  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand during events for extended periods of time
  • Ability to reach for, grasp, and extend hand or arm in any direction as part of completing essential administrate and support tasks
  • Ability to effectively use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and maneuver items weighing over 20 pounds
  • Ability to review a wide range of communications information effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to receive, interpret, and respond to information communicated in various forms (e.g. verbal, written, etc.)
  • Requires occasional attendance at planned and off-campus and after-hours activities to include special events, photography sessions, and other job-related venues
  • Performance evaluation will include assessment of performance results as described herein
  • This position description is a general statement of required duties (essential functions) and responsibilities performed on a regular basis