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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lead Writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lead Writer

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Resource Development/Fundraising

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Vice Pres for Resource Development

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VP for Resource Development

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

LEAD WRITER, Resource Development (RD)-Marketing and Communications, to contribute to communications and content strategies that support RD fund-raising priorities, events and engagement marketing, publications, and stewardship functions. Will play a primary role in preparing high-level content in support of those strategies for print and digital channels and for multimedia; and craft compelling, persuasive fund-raising messaging and content that builds MIT’s story of philanthropy and enables frontline fund-raisers to maximize philanthropic investment in MIT in the context of an ambitious fund-raising campaign.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree, preferably journalism, communications, or related discipline; at least five years’ professional writing/editorial experience; excellent writing skills, including proven ability to write in another person’s voice, synthesize and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, adapt writing styles for varied audiences, and influence/persuade others with diplomacy and tact; ability to copyedit for grammar, spelling, format, and tone; editing and editorial planning experience, including contributing to editorial plans and timelines and managing content review processes with multiple stakeholders; excellent organizational and project management skills; and meticulous attention to detail. Must be able to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines in a busy, fast-paced environment; adjust to frequent shifts in direction; strategize content and concepts from start to finish; and work independently and collaboratively. PREFERRED: experience developing promotional copy for print and digital media; analytic and research skills for gathering and determining essential data from a variety of written and individual sources; experience working with a large volume of concurrent projects; understanding of higher education, fund-raising, and science and technology; and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and web content management systems in a Mac environment. Job #19153-8Must be able to work additional hours during busy periods, including evenings and weekends.12/9/20