Digital Journalist

Digital Journalist

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Digital Journalist

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Carey Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.

The Temporary Digital Journalist is a strategic thinker and results-driven producer with a proven track record of storytelling, reporting, and publishing. Creating content for the Law School's website and social media platforms, the incumbent will build and execute creative content that drives innovative, multi-platform communications and ensures all messaging adheres to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School's strategic plan and institutional priorities.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and write content highlighting faculty, alumni, students, senior leadership, and the benefits of the institution's innovative programming, so that a variety of internal and external audiences are informed about, engaged with, and connected to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Develop and write original content and update existing content for Law School digital and print publications
  • Work with the Office of Communications and Development and Alumni Relations offices to curate and edit content for publications and for emails
  • Develop an understanding of the internal and external stakeholders' goals in order to advise colleagues on content creation
  • Identify and interview appropriate faculty, students, staff, and alumni as subjects for communication pieces
  • Stage finalized content in the content management system
  • Monitor and post institutional media clips (faculty, students, alumni) to the website daily
  • Provide editorial oversight for material submitted by colleagues for the website to enhance style and readability appropriate to the target audience
  • Maintain consistency, quality, and unified voice across the Law School materials
  • Actively participate in developing creative, practical ideas and plans for long range and short-range communications campaigns
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a JD or related advanced degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of related professional experience is required; demonstrated journalistic or other high-level, high impact writing or publishing preferred.
  • Must possess exceptional writing ability and have proven experience conveying complex or technical subject matter in clear, engaging, and concise language.
  • Experience working in a content management system, attention to SEO objectives a plus.
  • A general understanding of social media trends and creativity in terms of brand awareness and visual/graphic content creation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment, as well as managing projects independently according to firm deadlines.
  • A sense of humor while working in a fast-paced environment is a plus.

20 hours/week

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Number of positions: 1

The University of Pennsylvania and its Law School are equal opportunity employers. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Law School

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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