$44,496 - $57,500 per year; DOE

Arizona State University

June 12, 2019

Communications Specialist Arizona State University Strategic Marketing and Comms Campus: Tempe 52451BR Salary Range $44,496 - $57,500 per year; DOE Close Date 12-June-2019 Job Description Do you enjoy puzzling out how to catch a reader’s attention? Do you geek out over topics like black holes, artificial intelligence, and genetic engineering? Do spelling and grammar errors stick out to you like a sore thumb? Did that cliché annoy you? If so, you may be a great fit for the Knowledge Enterprise Strategic Marketing and Communications team! We are seeking a versatile copy writer to produce content for a wide variety of print and digital publications, including websites, news articles, brochures, newsletters and more. You should also be a strong copy editor/proofreader who is meticulous about accuracy, spelling, grammar, and style. The Knowledge Enterprise supports and advances research, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, and international development at Arizona State University. Our collaborative creative team publicizes ASU discovery and innovation through text, videos, podcasts, photos, illustrations, and animations. We seek to engage, inform and delight audiences that include community leaders, partner organizations, funding agencies, donors, the ASU community and the general public. Learn more about the Knowledge Enterprise and see some of our work at

Essential Duties • Plan, develop and write copy for print and digital communications. • Edit and proofread content for clarity, accuracy and ASU style. • Participate in strategic planning and brainstorming for marketing projects and initiatives. • Collaborate with design, video, marketing, social media and web development teams in producing multimedia packages and multifaceted marketing campaigns. • Manage various editorial projects from concept to completion. • Conduct background research and interview faculty, students, project leads and other stakeholders to get the necessary information. • Update and maintain web content in Drupal CMS. • Stay abreast of ASU news, as well as trends in communications and marketing. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills. • Experience in using editing and proofreading skills. • Experience interviewing experts to glean key information. • Experience in managing projects independently. • Experience in working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. • Experience in working collaboratively on a team and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. • Knowledge of AP style. • Knowledge of ASU style a plus. • Experience with Drupal content management system a plus.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing, Education or a related field AND four (4) years of related work experience in the development of comprehensive and creative communication; OR Eight (8) years of related work experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Certificates from recognized programs that verify mastery of tools and techniques relevant to the assignment may substitute for up to six (6) months of experience.

Working Environment • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. • Use office equipment including a desktop computer. • Lift up to 20 pounds. • Clearly communicate to perform essential duties. • Receive regular review of completed tasks. Department Statement ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. For the fourth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report have named ASU as the most innovative university all four years the category has existed. ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456. Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Background Check Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. Please submit at least two writing samples with your application ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. To apply, please go to under Careers at ASU, click “External Staff” and enter ReqID#52451BR or directly at