Urgently Hiring: Senior Marketing Content Writer

Communications · Galesburg, Illinois
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time Benefited
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

Senior Marketing Content Writer | Communications

Knox College invites applications for the full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible position of Senior Content Writer in our Office of Communications, primarily responsible for supporting the College’s admissions programs to engage prospective students and their parents; this position will also support enhancing the College’s national reputation. This position reports to the Executive Director of Communications.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance; access to a retirement plan; a generous paid vacation and holiday package; free membership to our recreation center; and more! Tuition remission is also available after a two-year waiting period.

The senior content writer serves as a key content strategist, writer and editor for admission-focused college communications, including digital and print communications; this position also implements all primary marketing and communication messaging, and is the senior content strategist for the Office of Communications, working in partnership with colleagues to plan and develop, or assign development of visual and written content for the website, social media, magazine, blogs, and other mediums, all focused on supporting our admissions programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as key content writer and editor for strategic College marketing communications, focused on high priority Admission communications; may also occasionally include select president’s office communications, Advancement communications, and other reputation-focused projects.
  • Lead the mining, planning and writing profiles and stories for the Knox website and other print and digital communications vehicles.
  • Lead planning, writing, and assignments (in partnership with director of digital initiatives) for ongoing web content updates, including marketing, academic department, and outcomes content, all focused on supporting Knox College admissions.
  • Lead content development meetings and regularly consult on social media planning and execution with other members of the content team.
  • Assist with the production of College e-communications.
  • Supervise two content creators to ensure they are developing content in line with a digital first focus that effectively engages prospective students, parents, and other key admission and reputational stakeholders.

Education and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years experience in a related field, with a noted progression of job responsibilities
  • Experience with web-authoring software and web writing
  • Experience with standard word-processing and design software
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • High level of attention to detail, especially in editing and proofreading
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Basic understanding of promotional/marketing design/magazine production
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the mission of a liberal arts institution and the benefits and outcomes of a liberal arts education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English, or related field

A hybrid in-person or remote work arrangement may be considered for Illinois residents. 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, and complete the Knox College Employment Application at https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex. 

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: kschrade@knox.edu

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: ocr@ed.gov

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: adchambers@knox.edu

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: sgrimes@knox.edu

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  • Location
    Galesburg, Illinois
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Benefited
  • Minimum Experience
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