The College of the Holy Cross is hiring a Copywriter who will be responsible for writing clear, compelling copy across all channels for a wide range of audiences. The Copywriter will be an integral part of the creative marketing team, writing the content for the redesigned website, concepting new campaigns, interpreting strategic briefs, collaborating across departments, and giving voice to the College's mission and work.
The Copywriter will develop the brand voice and apply it through written content for audiences ranging from prospects to alumni. The successful candidate will collaborate with long-form content writers, multimedia producers, art directors, designers, and strategists to identify and develop the stories that communicate Holy Cross's core values across a variety of high profile digital and print properties. A successful copywriter will pitch concepts, interview subjects, write copy, manage revisions, and deliver approved final assets-all while advocating for best practices and developing the college's brand voice.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Lead content development for the new Holy Cross website
Develop multimedia, multi-channel marketing campaigns in collaboration with designers and content producers
Interpret the Holy Cross brand voice for a range of audiences, including prospects, students, parents, staff, and alumni
Write, proofread, and finalize written materials to be on brand and error free
Pitch concepts to stakeholders and marketing leadership and finalize creative to achieve stated marketing goals
As needed, manage project intake and keep work moving to ensure final assets are delivered on time
2-4 years of experience as a copywriter with a portfolio of creative work
Ability to research, write, edit, and fact check with a nuanced understanding of diverse audiences.
Experience writing for the web, print, and social media
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Experience writing for prospective college students and their families is a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
Ability to think creatively, strategically, and collaboratively
Knowledge of digital marketing channels and best practices
Commitment to a culture of diversity and respect
The description above represents the most significant duties of this position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement - upon hire, candidates will need to live within commuting distance
NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
Generous paid time off
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume. In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.