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Content Specialist

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Posting Details

Requisition Information

Open Date 10/26/2017
Close Date

Classification Information

Classification Title Content Specialist
Division University Advancement
Department Marketing & Communications
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Career/Pay Band 2C
Work Schedule Full Year
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Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Regular
If Term, specify number of years
Primary Function

In an integrated, fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment, the Content Specialist is responsible for producing compelling content that increases the University’s ability to tell consistent and meaningful stories.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

The Content Specialist will craft content for a wide variety of audiences and channels, including print, web, and email. The work of the Content Specialist changes every day: typical assignments include, but are not limited to, drafting and producing news stories for the web and alumni magazine, web features, and admissions or fundraising collateral; and copywriting, editing, and proofreading.

Judgment Required Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.
Budgetary Responsibility Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares budget data for review/approval by supervisor/department head.
Machines & Equipment Used

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Bachelor’s Degree


Three years

Job Related Skills

• Demonstrated ability to produce content for a wide range of audiences in a wide range of styles.
• Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
• Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.


Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact






Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.
Positions Directly Supervised
Positions Indirectly Supervised

Confidential Information

Confidential Information


Work Environment

Working Environment


University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents