DEPARTMENT:            Public Relations & Communications
REPORTS TO:             Director, Public Relations & Team Communications
 
 
PositionOverview
 
The Space Foundation Copywriter will develop, proofread and edit content for a wide range of projects within the organization. This position is ideal for an experienced writer who enjoys collaboration and applying their skills to projects that range from promoting family-friendly events at our Discovery Center to researching global space launches for The Space Report.Knowledge of space is desirable but not a requirement for this position. 
 
What is required is a willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The Copywriter will need to learn quickly, self-motivate, assimilate information and transform discussion into effective summaries.
Editing and proofreading duties require the ability to think critically about the content and ask the “right” questions. An aptitiude for detail and thoroughness is required.
 
The Copywriter will work closely with the Vice President – Strategic Communications & Outreach, the Director – PR & Team Communications and the Director – Marketing & Creative Services. They will also be an essential part of a cross-functional team charged with enhancing space awareness, aiding STEM education communications, serving the space community and collaborating on products that help tell the stories of our next great adventures in space.  
 
Writing projects may include:
  • Website content
  • Articles
  • Advertising copy
  • Direct mail content
  • Brochures and collateral
  • Email campaigns
  • Display signage 
  • Business letters
Required qualifications:
  • Five or more years of professional writing experience  
  • Minimum four-year degree in marketing, communications, journalism or business-related field
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do, go-the-extra-mile attitude
  • Comfortable multi-tasking as a key player on a variety of projects
  • Creative, persuasive and a strategic thinker
  • Comfortable meeting daily deadlines
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Transitioning technical content into laymen’s terms and common speak
  • Have integrity and a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Eager to learn new things and stay on top of current trends 
Candidates who are not strong writers need not apply. Portfolio samples will be required for consideration and will be verified. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Individuals in this position will generally work indoors, and will have a work-space designated solely for him/her. Necessary office furnishings, equipment and supplies will be provided by the Foundation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically be required to work outdoors and would be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee may periodically be required to work in an offsite environment or at special events, and from time-to-time may be asked to travel on Foundation business, at the Foundation’s expense. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
JOB STATUS: 
 
1.     FLSA Classification:  This position is exempt according to guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, as such, an individual in this position is not eligible to receive overtime pay. 
2.     Full- or Part-Time:  This position is full-time in nature. An individual in this position will regularly work a schedule consisting of 40 hours per week.
3.     Work Location:  This position’s primary work site is the headquarters location in Colorado Springs, Colo.  
4.     Regular Schedule:  Usual business days are Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, and usual business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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