Writer

Marketing Los Angeles, California New York, New York


Description

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in New York City and Hollywood, is one of the foremost post-secondary performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as two-year conservatory programs.

The Writer will help to develop content and communication for advertising and marketing campaigns for both the Los Angeles and the New York Campuses. Will be responsible for all aspects of assigned writing projects, including writing, editing. May assist with the production of the AMDA Magazine, as well as the School's other print and digital publications. The Writer will take assigned projects from original conception through completion, participates in brainstorming sessions, and crafts compelling messages to convey and support our mission. The Writer will maintain the editorial integrity and ensure the stylistic consistency of all assigned School digital and print materials. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write clear, concise, compelling and grammatically correct copy for various mediums (print and digital)
  • Assist with producing the AMDA Magazineas assigned
  • Improve efficiency of the print magazine production process on assigned projects
  • Conduct high-quality and thorough research and interviews
  • Manage content, develop concepts, write, ghost write, produce, edit content as assigned
  • Support advertising creation, placement and pricing
  • Help to develop and maintain a clear and consistent brand voice in print and online
  • Use SEO principles to maximize copy’s reach
  • Ability to produce consistently compelling content
  • Edit and proofread material from other staff and from freelancers
  • Collaborate with Designers, Marketing, Senior Leadership and other Departments on large- and small-scale marketing projects (e.g. email campaigns, landing pages, magazine publications) and other institutional initiatives
  • Work with multiple deadlines and liaison directly with Departments and Senior Leadership on a daily basis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Arts in English, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in writing, editing and production for print and digital publications, educational writing a plus
  • Solid understanding of writing techniques for a variety of mediums including web site copy, blog posts, syndicated articles and press releases
  • Familiarity with commonly used style guides, understand different language styles that appeal to various target markets
  • Impeccable grammar and punctuation skills and the ability to translate client wishes to content orders while maintaining high standards for readability and factual correctness; copy editing and proofing will also be required
  • Ability to quickly research a topic and produce relevant content while maintaining the subject's voice and remaining aware of the brand image
  • Experience in the performing arts preferred
  • Ability to think critically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment
  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting deadlines, and prioritization of the same
  • Creativity and a collaborative spirit
  • Self-motivated and strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V