WRD Job Opportunities — 03.03.2014

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Media Assistant — The Poetry Foundation — Chicago, IL

The Poetry Foundation is a non-profit, literary organization that promotes the presence of poetry in our culture.  The Foundation also publishes the oldest poetry monthly in the English-speaking world.  This position will assist the marketing and media director with press outreach, communications, marketing, media partnerships, social media, and program implementation, among other duties.  Responsibilities include coordinating traditional and social media content; assisting in acquisition of content for various programming efforts including print, audio and video; sorting, archiving, and tracking press clippings; fulfilling press requests; writing and editing press releases and newsletters; managing editorial, advertising and marketing schedules; coordinating development of promotional and outreach materials; creating and sending electronic communications, updating events details on the website, and general administrative duties.

Web Content Writer — Careers in Nonprofits Inc. — Chicago, IL

CAREERS IN NONPROFITS INC. is a full-service staffing firm that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. This opening is for a Web Content Writer for a Social Services organization in the Northwest suburbs.  The position is full-time and temporary.  The Web Content Writer is responsible for rewriting, merging and publishing content for a new site to launch in June 2014. S/he will work with a team to fill gaps in content and improve quality of organization’s web presence.

Department of Human Services — State of Illinois — Chicago, IL

This position organizes, plans, writes, and executes the statewide grant for the technical assistance and monitoring plan for a number of agencies involved in the complex and technical statewide programs with particular focus on the Domestic Violence and other Child and Adolescent Health Programs of the Division of Family and Community Services (DFCS).  This position requires professional writing experience as well as some familiarity with public administration.

Publications Editor — Northwestern University — Chicago, IL
The Publications Editor is responsible for strategizing, developing and implementing the Office for Research’s outward-facing website, which fulfills the goal of the University’s Strategic Plan regarding ‘Discover’ and the focus on research. It will be used as a major tool to support Office for Research fundraising goals. The Publications Editor is also responsible for the development and implementation of a monthly electronic newsletter that reaches a wide variety of internal audiences (faculty, students and staff). Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience translating complex scientific concepts into lay language, excellent journalistic judgment, and familiarity with publication style guides.

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