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Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, Georgia - United States
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Executive Events Writer

Description

SCAD seeks an Executive Events Writer to research and draft myriad types of writing projects for the university’s executive office, including speeches, media-related writing, and more.

In this position, you will report directly to the Executive Writer. This position requires independent research, coordination, and consolidation of information gathered from multiple areas, as well as flexibility to meet changing deadlines and priorities. You will pitch story ideas and present to the president and executive administration.

The ideal candidate must be able to write about a range of subjects related to SCAD, including SCAD history, SCAD degree programs, trends in art and design, and current ideas in higher education. The candidate must proofread and edit with speed and alacrity; capture the voice of the presenter quickly and accurately; write with wit, warmth, and intelligence; develop relationships with subject matter experts across the university; respond to feedback with positivity and eagerness; work with multiple editors; and meet the highest standards of composition.

Preferred candidates will also be able to demonstrate a track record of creative storytelling, strategic thinking, quality writing, and excellent research and fact-checking. The candidate should also demonstrate effective organization and management of multiple concurrent, urgent projects, the ability to thrive in an extremely fast-paced environment, significant experience in pitching story ideas with excellent presentation skills, and published personal articles for both magazines and websites. Strong interpersonal skills are imperative for this position.

Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
-Preferred experience: writing or ghostwriting for major publications and outlets, writing for the highest executives in an organization, and/or professional knowledge of higher education or the creative disciplines taught at SCAD.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Link to job posting on SCAD Careers Page: https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/24355