University of Texas Rio Grande Valley COPYWRITER in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

Responsible for developing and writing copy for UTRGV that communicates key university marketing messages and fulfills UTRGV’s communications and marketing strategic goals.

Description of Duties

  • Collaborates with creative team and client managers to create copy across a variety of projects, including video scripts, outdoor advertisements, print materials, and collateral materials as needed.

  • Works closely with clients to research, develop, and write marketing copy for academic department materials that align with their marketing objectives and strategies.

  • Writes compelling marketing copy for multiple channels that appeals to prospective student audiences, reflects UTRGV’S brand, increases SEO and follows best practices.

  • Front level editor for university marketing materials.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Journalism, English or a related field from an accredited university.

Required Experience

Three (3) years’ experience working as a copywriter for an advertising or marketing firm or in-house office. Experience working with a creative team creating conceptional work that meets clients marketing needs.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work may be required.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2733

Working Title: COPYWRITER

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: University Marketing and Communications

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervision Received: Direct supervision from Director of Marketing and Creative Services.

Supervision Given: None.

Preferred Education: None.

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Preferred Experience: Experience in copywriting for higher education and or medical setting.

Equipment: Use of standard office equipment. Fluent in AP Style.

Other: Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 09/01/2017

Grant Funded Position: No