University of Utah Digital Outreach Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN18324B

Job Title Editorial Assistant

Working Title Digital Outreach Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30 (possibility of increasing to 40)

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Days, sometimes includes evening or Saturday events.

VP Area President

Department 00326 - Alumni Association

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah’s Alumni Association is looking for a Marketing / Communications Specialist with excellent writing and editing skills, social media expertise, web design experience, and U school spirit. This position is an exempt, full time, benefited position.


•Manage the Alumni Association’s day-to-day social media efforts, supervise student intern(s) for social media, and help develop and execute the overall integrated social media campaigns and planning for the Alumni Association

•Write, edit, and produce the Alumni Association’s monthly online newsletter, web content, and other PR materials

•Work with Director of Marketing to plan out social media calendar and newsletter content to increase audience engagement

•Writing and content creation, as needed, for: Alumni Association branding and marketing materials; theUUAAwebsite; membership, license plate, and event promotion; press releases and items for @theU

•Produce video content for theUUAAwebsite and for social media

Minimum Qualifications

Four years editorial experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated organizational skills are required for balancing multiple projects. Excellent human relations skills are crucial for interacting with various individuals with differing knowledge bases. A related degree may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Ability to write compelling content

•Excellent editing and proofing skills including knowledge of AP and Chicago styles

•Capable of writing effective social media posts

•Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere

•Preference given to candidates who have experience with web content management software and social content management software

•At least two years’ related work experience

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit three writing samples and/or links to posts, along with a resume and detailed cover letter.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.