Marketing Content Specialist

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Marketing Content Specialist. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Editorial Services in the Office of College Relations, which is responsible for creating and delivering marketing communications to advance the College’s priorities and build brand awareness.

The Marketing Content Specialist has responsibility for planning, producing, and sharing compelling content for Allegheny College’s marketing channels. This position demands creativity and expertise in developing written and multimedia content that resonates with key audiences and captures the vibrancy of academic and campus life at Allegheny. The Marketing Content Specialist plays a key role in managing Allegheny’s institutional-level social media channels, assisting in the development of a comprehensive social media plan, creating and scheduling posts, responding to questions and comments, and supporting the College’s image. In addition, the Marketing Content Specialist provides editorial support for websites, print publications, and other outlets.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • At least three years of professional experience in marketing/communications or a closely related field
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • The ability to conduct interviews, complete research, and produce compelling written content under tight deadlines, including same-day coverage of institutional events.
  • Experience contributing to an organization’s social media channels, including initiatives designed to build engagement among audiences
  • Experience capturing and sharing photography and video

One of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


Posted 11/09/2018