University of Utah Marketing Acct. Manager & Copywriter in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN19126B

Job Title Account Executive/Copy Writer

Working Title Marketing Acct. Manager & Copywriter

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

40 hours per week. Schedule may be flexible, but hours must be worked between 8 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. This position is not eligible for telecommuting.

VP Area President

Department 00334 - KUED

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300/yr. to $72,700/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

As a part of KUED’s dynamic Marketing Department, the Marketing Account Manager & Copywriter will help develop and implement a wide array of marketing and branding strategies for the station across all platforms. The Marketing Account Manager & Copywriter will conceptualize and write advertising copy and support the production, delivery, and distribution of marketing assets. This position reports to the Director of Marketing.


KUED’s is Utah’sPBSstation, providing the state with access to exceptional content that entertains, informs, and enriches viewers.KUEDairsPBSprogramming, plus award-winning, locally produced documentaries and series. Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country,KUEDis committed to serving and engaging with the Utah community through its diverse productions, as well as its educational and outreach programs.KUEDis always evolving to provide Utahns with relevant programming and services, while maintaining its core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.KUEDalso provides three additional broadcast channels:WORLD,PBSKids 24/7, and Create.



1.Manage project flow within the Marketing Department; marketing activity includes content creation and campaigns for broadcast/on-air, print, website/digital and community outreach

2.Develop, implement and manage systems and tools to facilitate project flow

3.Work with various internal departments, including Production, Development and Digital Media to ensure timely, on-brand delivery of campaigns and campaign assets

4.Ensure consistent branding implementation across all station activity

5.Compile project reports and manage asset storage and organization; track effectiveness of each marketing campaign through data analysis and work to improve future campaigns


1.Write and produce communication tools, including boilerplate and advertising copy, program descriptions, website content, monthly program guide and other copywriting needs as assigned

2.Proofread and edit various materials as needed


1.Consult with internal departments to determine promotional needs and work with Director of Marketing to develop marketing strategies and/or individual projects to meet those needs

2.Serve as primary communication channel liaison between Marketing and internal departments

3.Collaborate with graphic designer and production manager to create concepts for each project and write advertising copy to support each concept

4.Keep projects on track in terms of schedule and budget

5.Act on behalf of Director of Marketing when she is absent or unavailable

Other duties as assigned by Director of Marketing


This position will report to KUED’s Director of Marketing

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Outdoor Environment

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business, communication, English or related field, plus three years professional experience in marketing, advertising, copywriting, directing publication projects or equivalency. Demonstrated ability to develop effective print and broadcast media campaigns. Must possess excellent grammar, proofreading, human relation and effective communication skills.

•3-5 years professional experience in marketing, advertising, copywriting, or equivalency

•Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective print and broadcast media campaigns

•Proactive project management skills

•Hard-working and dependable, ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including outstanding grammar, writing, editing, and proofreading skills

•Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working collaboratively with a wide range of partners

•Detail-oriented and well organized

•Work nights or weekends as necessary to attend events and activities


•Previous experience working in a marketing role for television or radio, and/or in an account management role in an agency setting is ideal, but not essential

•Strong branding inclination and keen marketing eye

•Basic graphic design knowledge preferred (using Adobe Creative Suite)

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.