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Job Summary

The Senior Writer is a senior-level administrative position that reports directly to the Chancellor and will oversee the implementation of special  projects, operations and communication functions of the Chancellor’s Office.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prepare internal and external correspondence for the Chancellor.

 

Develop and edit materials related to reports, such as press releases, video scripts, and blog posts.

 

Bring complex ideas and concepts to life through presentations which complement and support a public speaker on-stage.

 

Keep up with current issues in labor economics and higher education to accurately reflect those issues in publications, as needed.

 

Perform substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading, as well as reviews and reorganize drafts, provide writing assistance, and rewrite portions of drafts.

 

Partner with the Communications department to set editorial strategy, ensuring that content and tone is on brand and of the highest writing and editorial quality.

 

Manage and organize the process of writing and editing publications.

 

Collaborate with senior staff and leading support staff to coordinate publication production.

 

Manage and review the proofreading of reports and other writing projects in various stages of production.

 

Write/edit numerous research projects simultaneously.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required and assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience       

·         Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field required

·         5 years of editorial and writing experience; preferably working with media, in a private company, or in a position that deals with economics, workplace issues, and/or postsecondary

·         7 to 10 years’ experience preferred 

 

Licensing & Certifications

·         Valid Driver License

 

Special Skills  

·         MS Office Programs

·         PeopleSoft

·         Project Management

 

Competencies

·         Delivering High Quality Work

·         Accepting Responsibility

·         Serving Customers

·         Supporting Organizational Goals

·         Driving Continuous Improvement

·         Acting with Integrity

·         Thinking Critically

·         Managing Change

 

Working Conditions

General office.  May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator.  Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes.  Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.  May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

 

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you’ll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

 

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!


If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
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    EEO Statement

  • Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity
    PO Box 667517                                   
    Houston TX, 77266
     
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565. 

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