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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter is part of a creative and innovative marketing team that offers cross-platform marketing solutions to departments and offices across Brown. The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter supports the Marketing Communications operation in Brown's Office of University Communications (OUC) in providing editorial services for marketing projects completed for offices and departments across the University. Both a writer and editor, the Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter ensures that messaging is aligned with Brown's Messaging Strategy and that projects are accurate, engaging, and appropriate to their goals, medium and audience. This role assists in the copy development for both strategic client projects as well as for routine University marketing content, in addition to editing, proofreading, and fact checking for a wide range of multi-channel projects. The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter routinely uses integrated marketing and messaging techniques to shape and transform a single message across a variety of media, including web, video, social media, and print.

The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter reports to the Director of Marketing Strategy in a collaborative cross-team environment. The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter is a strong creative collaborator, working closely with OUC visual designers, project managers, other visual and editorial content creators, and strategists to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness in marketing communications.

The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter possesses exceptional attention to detail, strong command of Associated Press Style, and is a focused time manager who is able to keep multiple jobs with overlapping deadlines on schedule. The individual in this role provides excellent support for institutional clients and partners, representing OUC as a leader and resource in strategic communications and creative services for the University.


  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of experience in journalism, communications or a related field.
  • At least five years of experience editing and writing for print and digital projects. A portfolio of writing samples is required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, including the ability to work within and maintain an established editorial style.
  • A proven ability to create a wide variety of compelling written materials on diverse subjects in various media, tailored to audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with a wide range of colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to write on deadline in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to excel independently and in a team environment.
  • Firm command of AP Style. Knowledge of Chicago and MLA styles is a plus.
  • Firm command of copyright and intellectual property laws as it pertains to editorial marketing content.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, social media platforms and blog and web content management systems.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Familiarity with issues in higher education is a plus.

NOTE: Candidates selected for initial and final rounds of interviews will be required to complete a writing exercise.

The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter position is a strategic role that arose three years ago from a campus-wide communications audit and assessment that identified the lack of editorial guidance and support for design projects at Brown as a key deficiency of communications services offered at Brown. The Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter is a strategic position that will help guide an important emerging area of work for the University. The manager and writer is expected to work occasional evenings and weekends, aligned with deadlines for special projects that occur at times during the academic year.

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Marketing Editorial Manager & Copywriter


Office of University Communications


Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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