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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Seaver College

The writer increases awareness, understanding, and support of Pepperdine and Seaver College’s vision, mission, and accomplishments among its many constituencies. The role identifies, researches, and writes compelling content that promotes Seaver College and the Office of the Vice Provost for internal and external audiences, disseminating it across multiple platforms including print, digital, and social media. This position has a strong partnership with Integrated Marketing Communications to ensure that all communications related to Seaver College maintain appropriate brand standards and are accurate, fair, and supportive of the University mission.


  • Content Development - Write, edit, and assure quality in all written work, including in feature articles, news releases, advertisements, internal news and announcements, videos, marketing campaigns, web content, SEO initiatives, physical and digital signage, and more. Maintain and enhance the Seaver College Newsroom as a robust platform of relevant stories with a strategic focus on highlighting major news and storytelling from across the college. Research, write and publish engaging stories on appropriate platforms for the Office of the Vice Provost. Identify opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the college to translate their needs into effective communications and develop content strategies that engage a broad range of audiences. Assist other Seaver departmental teams with developing and executing editorially-led content.
  • Internal and External Communication - Maintain & enhance the Seaver College Summarian, a weekly digital publication from the dean's office to faculty and staff. Develop content, graphics, and design elements for the publication. Manage strategic messaging for digital and print that may arise to support the needs of the college. Draft talking points, statements, and messages for college leadership as needed. Contribute to the drafting and editing process of College-wide and University-wide announcements related to emergency communications, status updates, and other broad communication needs.
  • Editorial Strategy - Identify, create, and execute editorial strategies that support Seaver College's strategic goals. Establish a clear voice across all brand channels and touchpoints. Identify compelling stories and envision new ways to communicate them through various channels. Ensure consistency in all editorial activity. Contribute to the evolution and enhancement of the Seaver College voice and story.
  • Social Media - Increase the presence of Seaver College on social media channels in order to advance the reputation of the college. Develop and manage an editorial calendar that balances content from across the college. Manage social media communications for the dean.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field. 1-2 years of experience in editorial, content, or copywriting/editing capacity with the ability to adapt style and tone to fit various media and audiences. Experience developing, implementing, and measuring editorial initiatives across print, web, and social platforms. A proven ability to work on varying timelines and to maintain flexibility in a fast-paced work environment. Collaborative mindset in order to partner and interface with internal colleagues both in the department and across the University. Creative energy. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Strong project management skills. Demonstrated experience successfully working with peers. Demonstrated success at working under tight deadlines. Experience with Google apps.

Preferred: Experience in higher education communications. Social media content development. Familiarity with SEO policies and measurement. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Workfront, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Raiser’s Edge.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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