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WJBK -  Marketing Communications Specialist and Designer
Job ID: 97257
Work Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00

Job Summary

A cover letter and resume are required; the cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume. The letter should:

(1) specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position;

(2) outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position;

(3) include your current or ending salary.

Candidates should be prepared to share examples of related work, including writing samples. Merit Network is seeking a creative, results-oriented individual to help develop imaginative, original and compelling content that engages and inspires members and prospects alike. True "marketeers" wear several hats, an ideal candidate will embrace the opportunity to engage in both copywriting and graphic design. This includes copywriting for Merit's online properties, social media and sales collateral; conceptualizing and managing the development of eye-catching visual content #photography, video, graphic design, illustration, animation#; establishing and tracking ROI for marketing communications initiatives, product launches and promotions; creating professional designs and layouts for Merit publications, which may include direct mailings, insert materials, brochures, advertisements, newsletters, direct mailings, lobby posters and promotional materials; and, helping to execute effective programs that drive sales and build Merit's brand. This individual will work closely with the Marketing Director and other members of the marketing team to define the Merit brand, voice and messaging.

Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, owns and operates America's longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan's public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to Michigan's public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

For more information: www.merit.edu

Responsibilities

*Use traditional and digital media to highlight and document the success of Merit members and community supporters.

*Complete a variety of graphic design duties to further Merit marketing objectives.

*Work with management on projects dealing with media relations, business communications, success stories.

*Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently. Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under tight deadlines.

*Foster organization-wide understanding and support for Marketing department. Work collaboratively with other departments to align marketing activities to the company's broader vision and goals.

*Challenge the "status quo" and work with the marketing team to deliver member experiences that are unexpected, memorable, impactful and effective.

Required Qualifications

*Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Journalism or related field.

*Broad experience and knowledge of marketing communications practices, from copywriting to visual identity.

*Creative thinking, flexibility and strong attention to detail.

*Design program knowledge in Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator.

*Minimum 3 years experience, demonstrating a strong portfolio that displays talent and depth.

Desired Qualifications

*Ability to write raw HTML, and CSS code #some javascript#.

*Experience in Fireworks and Flash.

*Expertise in Google Analytics.

*Experience in IT field and/or higher education.

Additional Information

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University of Michigan/Merit Network EEO/AA Statement

University of Michigan/Merit Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please go to www.umjobs.org, keyword search 97257.

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