Senior Writer - University Publications

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Communications and Marketing
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Marketing and Communications
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should submit a cover letter specific to this position and links to at least three published writing samples. Writing samples should reflect journalistic writing, including interviews with sources. Applications without cover letters or published writing samples will not be considered.


Acts as a principle writer on the Communications & Marketing division’s Content & Brand Story team to support the goals and mission of the university and C&M.


  • Provides content for C&M digital publications including Emory Report and helps to further position the university's official news source as a comprehensive internal communications vehicle that fairly and adequately represents a mature and multi-dimensional academic community.
  • Directs, coordinates, and writes long-range assignments including cover stories for Emory Magazine.
  • Increases the institutional knowledge base of Emory Report and reinforces its reputation within the Emory community as a credible news source.
  • Pitches and provides news coverage of university governance issues and university-wide priorities and ongoing community discussions, such as articulating the value of a liberal arts education and engaging interest.
  • Broadens and strengthens Emory Report's news and feature coverage within the humanities and liberal arts areas and within key divisions including Campus Life and Spiritual and Religious Life.
  • Helps to establish Emory's digital publications as a centerpiece for a more robust, engaged and topical university communications program that reflects the breadth and depth of the research, teaching, medical care and service to society that takes place in one of the nation's premier research universities.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or related field, and five years of experience in writing, printing, editing, publishing or related field, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Experience with content management systems, SEO, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, and Associated Press Style.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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