Communications Writer & Editor

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Adelphi, MD
Marketing and Communications
Full time

Communications Writer & Editor

Office Of Communications

Stateside, Exempt 2.1

Adelphi, MD (Hybrid up to 3 days in office required)

University of Maryland Global Campus is seeking a Communications Writer and Editor to support content and messaging development in the Office of Communications. This team member will write and edit news, feature, and business content for both internal and external channels. They will also serve as a key editorial resource for every function within the office, including media relations, communications strategy, social media, and executive communications.

Primary Duties:

  • Write and edit news and feature content for the university's Global Media Center, Achiever magazine, and employee intranet based on interviews with faculty, staff, students, and other university stakeholders. - 40%
  • Plan, curate, and edit the university's biweekly employee newsletter and monthly Leadership Briefing, working with business units throughout the organization to collect and revise news submissions for publications. - 30%
  • Provide writing and editing support across the organization as needed for business communications plans and deliverables, including but not limited to broadcast emails, talking points, and FAQs. - 30%

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field


  • 5 Years Experience, in a writing and/or editing-focused role in a journalism, communications, public relations, or marketing environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with a proven ability to deliver clean copy on tight deadlines with minimal supervision; An understanding of newsroom-style story writing, including both feature and news content; Comfort working across multiple content management systems; Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to perform in both collaborative and individual settings; Keen attention to detail and an appetite for constructive criticism; A willingness to learn new forms and styles of content writing

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a newsroom environment, particularly in an editing role
  • Familiarity with writing talking points, memos, and/or other communications deliverables for an executive-level audience a plus

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Workplace Accommodations:

The University of Maryland Global Campus Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive working environment for people of all abilities. UMGC is dedicated to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, based on disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the University, or be subjected to discrimination. For information about UMGC's Reasonable Workplace Accommodation Policy or to request an accommodation, applicants/candidates can contact Employee Accommodations via email at

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