Writer/Copywriter


Kamloops, BC
Canada

Industry
Education
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Job Description
**NOTE: This position is subject to review by the Joint Job Evalulation Committee**

This position will write copy for fundraising proposals, case statements, grant applications and brochures. The Writer/Copywriter is responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of all Advancement communications including preparing, proofreading and editing various documents with the purpose of securing donations to TRU.
Job Requirements
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Write original and engaging copy for fundraising proposals, cases statements and campaign brochures. Collaborates with the Directors of Development and Campaign Director to develop written content.

Write grant applications to Foundations as required with input from the Directors of Development. Assisting with the preparation of Government grant applications as required.

Responsible for preparing the Foundation annual report including photos, interviews and stories to inform donors about Foundation activities and fundraising success.

Engage in team brainstorming and creative planning sessions to conceive, sell and execute bold, persuasive messages for our fundraising campaigns

Assists with social media and updating web content.

Collaborates with departments to capture student testimonials for stories to be used on the web, in letters and in publications.

Writes the content for direct mail solicitations and annual and endowment letters for donors.

Proofreads, edits and offers feedback on written content to members of a diverse and innovative team.

Manage several projects simultaneously and deliver to tight deadlines.

Liaise with TRU Marketing and Communications to coordinate writing and production of materials.

REPORTS TO

Director, Advancement

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field

EXPERIENCE:
3 years related experience as a writer and editor, including:
Experience with investigating and writing news stories, editing and writing promotional copy

Experience updating information for the web and social media

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB

Detail and deadline oriented, with ability to work both independently and as a team player

Advanced writing, editing and proofing skills.

Ability to work within a content management system and an understanding of HTML.

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Demonstrated advanced computer literacy skills in MS Office or comparable software

Proven ability to collaborate, problem solve and effectively develop relationships

WORKING CONDITIONS

Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time; general office conditions

Ability to lift weights up to 5 kg

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview

The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

Pay Band

CUPE Grade 07 $26.25

Salary rate

This Position is not subject to a 90% start rate for new Employees.

Location

Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed

1

Organizational Unit

Thompson Rivers University - > Advancement

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.