Staff Writer/Social Media Specialist

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

Date Posted July 09, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


West Virginia State University:

West Virginia State University (WVSU) is a public-land grant institution, which was founded in 1891 as a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and has evolved into a fully accessible, diverse, and multi-generational institution serving approximately 3,500 students. The University is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to innovative teaching and learning, research and service that offers 23 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees through its four colleges, and competes in athletics at the NCAA Division II level in five men’s sports and six women’s sports. WVSU is located in Institute, WV, a suburb of Charleston, the largest city and the capital of West Virginia. With more than 300,000 people living in the metropolitan area, it is an active, exciting and engaging community, boasting cultural and historical events, music, festivals and entertainment.


Position Description

West Virginia State University is looking for a quality-oriented candidate for the position of Staff Writer/Social Media Specialist. This individual will play a key role in helping to tell the university’s story across a diverse range of platforms including traditional printed materials as well as through a variety of digital mediums, including the university’s social media channels.  This is a non-classified, essential, FLSA exempt, full-time, benefits eligible position. This position is located within the Office of University Relations and reports to the Assistant Vice President for University Relations.


Responsibilities for the Staff Writer/Social Media Specialist


Requirements for the Staff Writer/Social Media Specialist



Salary Statement

Salary will be commensurate with experience.



To Apply:

This position will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to applicants who submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by August 6, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.


Please submit application materials via email to  or mail to:


West Virginia State University

Department of Human Resources

P. O. Box 1000, 105 Cole Complex

Institute, WV 25112


West Virginia State University conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


West Virginia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. No person shall be denied admission to educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of any legally protected status, or be subjected to prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made to provide this content into an alternate accessible format by contacting Human Resources at (304) 766-3156 and/or


When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at