Doane University
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.


Doane University, located at 50th & R streets in Lincoln, Nebraska, invites applications for the position of Copywriter in the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications. As a member of the strategic marketing team, the Copywriter is responsible for developing, executing, and assessing all creative, strategic, and informative copy to further Doane University's strategic mission. We are looking for a creative problem solver who has the ability to improve content substantively through fact-checking and copy editing.

The successful applicant will write and edit content for multiple audiences in varying media (online, print, broadcast, video, etc.) using a strong understanding of how to create targeted communication for specific audiences. The copywriter will also develop, execute, and assess the Doane University brand, tone and voice.

  • Must be a skilled and versatile writer and storyteller with exceptional interviewing skills to aid with storytelling
  • Efficient in writing compelling, short and long-form content
  • Knowledge and a strong understanding of the basic principles of brand marketing, tone and voice, and communications
  • Knowledge and a strong understanding of writing copy for both print and digital media
  • Must have experience working with style guides and the mechanics of punctuation and grammar
  • Must be a skilled copy editor with extensive knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Prefer experience with website content management systems, such as Drupal
  • Experience writing/editing scripts preferred
  • Higher education experience preferred
  • Must be a creative problem solver that is capable of finding efficient and effective solutions
  • Works independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with faculty, administrators, media, and other key constituents
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as needed

Education/Training Required for Position:

  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant professional experience in writing, editing, and content development

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Mission Statement: Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

The values are our guiding principles, they are: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation. Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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