Middlesex County, half-way between New York and Philadelphia, is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities and world-class healthcare and research facilities. It is a dynamic county of over 831,000 residents, the second largest in the state. Thousands of residents from a diverse array of cultures are attracted to our mix of small towns, urban centers and rural communities. The median age is just 37 and our residents are highly educated and skilled.
Middlesex County invests in technology, services and people focused on providing and creating innovation, culture, collaboration and opportunities.
We are seeking a senior writer to provide communication strategy, planning and execution of Middlesex County high level communications needed to support system-wide strategic initiatives. This includes:
The senior writer is responsible for original writing that requires independent research and interviews with experts, as well as standardized, recurring assignments. Develops who, what, when, where communication plans for major announcements and writes the communications called for in the plans, tailored as necessary, for each audience. Develops and writes original content as needed for specific assignments. Collaborates with content stakeholders to understand and follow strategic direction, key objectives, and themes. Researches statistical, audience and other relevant information to successfully complete writing assignments. Ensures all content adheres to Middlesex County brand standards, style guides, and legal and compliance guidelines and is tailored to the audience receiving the content. Revises and repurposes existing content. Updates materials to reflect current tone, information and timeframes. Recommends revisions to communications to ensure alignment with organizational tone and current industry practice. Serves as an expert editor for the written work of others to ensure AP Style Guide standards are followed and communications are clear, effective and adhere to brand standards for tone and style. Keeps abreast of county, state and regulatory changes, as well as internal initiatives. Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and associates in many different roles across the organization. Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment yet takes initiative to work and learn independently and proactively to contribute to department and system-wide goals. Must have a strong detail orientation, multi-tasking skills and meet deadlines.
The Senior Writer will also work closely with the Directors of the Offices of Communication, Marketing and Public and Government Affairs and elected officials.
Proven track record, preferably at least five years of experience, writing and editing both original and repurposing content in corporate and/or government communications, public relations and/or marketing.
Command of AP Style or Chicago Style.
Bachelors Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field.
Please submit your resume and attach both long and short format writing samples.