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Requisition ID:  21739

Content Specialist

Job Summary

Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management are looking for someone who loves creative writing and can come up with fresh ideas spontaneously to become its next Content Specialist. The Content Specialist is responsible for creating a wide variety of written content for our programs and high-level projects, including blog posts, eBooks, landing pages, website copy, emails and newsletters, ad copy, and other content types. Our ideal Content Specialist looks at content holistically, keeping the user experience and design elements top of mind as they create. This person will be able to take the creative vision for a marketing campaign, combine that with SEO research and data analysis, and develop multiple deliverables that are in line with the Purdue University brand/tone standards. The goal of this position is to help improve the quality of each content piece measured by increased clicks, conversions, and SEO rankings


A cover letter is required to be fully considered


Hybrid work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location, and interest


What you should bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field  
  • Two years of marketing or communications-related experience 
  • Excellent professional writing and communication skills
  • A propensity for technology, creative thinking, and inbound marketing theory 
  • Positive attitude; doesn’t get frazzled by multiple deadlines or large task lists
  • Doesn’t cut corners
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Highly reliable and time-managed, with honest self-knowledge of how to produce deep work
  • Has an eye for detail, visual layout, and UX best practices, understanding their effects on content consumption
  • Strong understanding of SEO fundamentals


What we would like for you to have:

  • Experience in higher education or related field 


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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