Student Writer/Editor

ASU Foundation Tempe , AZ 85280

Posted 3 months ago

ASU Enterprise Partners Communications and Marketing - Student Writer/Editor

What we do:

ASU Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.

As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at www.asuenterprisepartners.org.

Who we are:

Our team is varied fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.

Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.

Want to advance the most innovative university in the country and your work?

Join us.

There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You'll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU's Tempe campus, where our employees' tuition is significantly reduced.

Our advancement opportunities are real and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.

Partner Description:

ASU Enterprise Partners Shared Services

Enterprise Partners Shared Services comprises teams of investment and finance, law, information systems, human resources and communication experts who provide centralized guidance and support to each entity that makes up ASU Enterprise Partners: the ASU Foundation, University Realty LLC, ASU Research Enterprises, Arizona Technology Enterprises and Research Collaboratory at ASU.

Role summary:

The ASU Enterprise Partners' rapidly growing communications and marketing team is searching for a student editorial assistant. This person will be responsible for researching, writing and editing content for a variety of communication vehicles including a magazine, e-newsletters, websites, print newsletters, brochures, letters, solicitation communications and other collaterals. The position assists the communications manager and the creative and digital teams with editing and proofing a variety of materials produced by the department.

This individual must have outstanding content development and writing skills for a variety of media (print, online, etc.), as well as the ability to work independently and with a team.

What You'll Do:

  • Write web content including news stories, calendar items, contact information, profiles, feature stories, program information and other items as assigned

  • Research, write and edit a variety of stories for an employee intranet site

  • Conduct interviews and thoroughly investigate activities and events as assigned to create written materials. Digital photography also included when reporting on foundation events

  • Provide proofreading and editing support to communications staff for all communication pieces produced by the foundation

  • Maintain thorough files and project records and track client communications so as to find important information and project histories

  • Perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned

What you'll Need:

  • Strong skill in writing in a journalistic style appropriate to various tasks such as websites, newsletters, marketing collaterals, etc.

  • Strong working knowledge of the AP Stylebook

  • Strong proofreading and editing skills

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment

  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing and by phone

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties

  • Organizational skills and an ability to handle multiple projects

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential prospect information

  • An advocate's belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University

Relevant Qualifications

Currently pursuing a degree in journalism, English, communications, marketing or a field that requires strong writing and communications skills.

ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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