Social Media and Marketing Writer

Higher Learning Commission

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HLC is the largest regional accrediting agency in the United States, serving approximately 1,000 affiliated colleges and universities in a 19-state region. HLC has approximately 65 employees.

Position Details

Social Media and Marketing Writer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a non-profit higher education association, seeks a highly motivated, detail-minded individual with communication experience to support the Communications department. The Marketing and Social Media Writer is responsible for writing and editing content for programs, services, and special projects for the various audiences of HLC; implements print, electronic, and other communications; and collaborates in developing, implementing, and supporting HLC programs, services, and initiatives as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree required in English, communications or related field. 
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in communications in a dynamic, high-volume environment is required. 
  • Regulatory or association experience preferred. 
  • Understanding of or willingness to learn communications strategy. 
  • Ability to quickly adapt writing to an organizational voice. 
  • Excellent editing and writing skills. 
  • Ability to organize multiple layers of copy and maintain consistency in voice. 
  • Experience with standard office software and technology, including website content management, HTML and CSS for responsive website design, online form and survey tools, print layout software, social media platforms. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize and manage a high-volume of assignments in a timely manner and within timelines, often with frequent interruptions. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication, diplomacy, and relationship-building skills to establish and maintain effective working partnerships with volunteers and other staff members.

HLC offers a competitive salary and a rich benefits package, including an employer contribution of 10percent of base salary to a retirement plan and 20 vacation days, in addition to the office closing the week of Dec. 24–Jan. 1. The Higher Learning Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

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