Staff Writer

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date Posted May 06, 2022
Industry Academia
Specialty Education
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 to $50,000


About Drexel

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that welcomes individuals from diverse and neurodiverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. 

Job Summary

The Staff Writer is a key content creator for DrexelNow (, Drexel’s front-page news platform. This individual covers the University “beat” for an internal audience, working with various colleges, schools, and departments to generate stories about the University’s personalities, events, and developments, with the goal of highlighting Drexel’s academic strengths, civic engagement, and the value of Drexel’s co-op model. The ideal candidate has experience in journalistic writing and an understanding of how to apply content marketing strategies to produce stories and content pieces that inform, inspire, assist, and engage Drexel students, faculty, and staff.

This is a writing-heavy position that would expose a skillful, curious, self-directed writer to integrated communications working for a large organization using an array of tools to engage and reach audiences. 

The Staff Writer is a member of the Publications Team within the Office of University Communications (UComm), the central communications office for Drexel University, and reports directly to the Executive Director of Publications. UComm is in the process of being integrated with university-wide marketing teams in an agency-like format encompassing media relations, executive communications, videography, internal communications, graphic and web design, and marketing.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with competitive match, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid time off. Currently, staff are working remotely two days a week to reduce COVID transmission. This position is graded I (

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University City- Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume, cover letter, and three of your best writing samples when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.