Staff Writer

Buffalo, NY

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Unit: Communications & Marketing

Purpose
The individual will create content in support of D’Youville’s programs and departments, including news stories for the website, articles for annual publications, presentations and event coverage.

Job Description
Reporting to the Chief Mission Office, Staff Writer, provide support for institutional communication by researching, drafting, and preparing copy that includes brochures, news articles, press releases, internal communication, gift announcements, web copy, emails, newsletters, solicitation materials, case statements, proposals, stewardship reports, video scripts, and event talking points. *Experience & Knowledge of Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) are preferred but not required.*

Essential Duties

  • Drafts, formats, proofreads, and edits written materials.
  • Conducts background research and interviews subject-matter experts as well as
  • students, professors, donors, and other individuals to provide content for
  • publications.
  • Proactively researches and suggests content to support and reinforce the
  • University’s goals.
  • Coordinates the production of publications and other communications.
  • Manage writing projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three years of experience writing and editing in a professional setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1
Demonstrated exceptional written communication skills. Writing samples required. The ability to write clearly and elegantly, concisely, quickly, and effectively by deadline is essential, as is the ability to adapt writing style to a variety of audiences and publications. Superior editing and proofreading skills and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 2
Demonstrated organizational and research abilities, strong computer skills, and strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Required Skill/Ability 3
Ability to prioritize work, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a time constrained environment.

Work Environment
We utilize open office concepts with ergonomic sit-to-stand desks allowing for you to develop and complete your task while also working collaboratively as a team. D’Youville is currently functioning with a 32-hour workweek, so employees are asked to stagger their shifts across four business days.

Work Remotely
No 

Travel Requirement
Not applicable for Web Content Manager (currently).

Career Path
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world. 


About the Institution:
D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community. Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patroness Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education. In February of 2022, D’Youville College was approved to change its name to D’Youville University. Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyc.edu/.