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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Opportunity with AMC Networks

AMC Networks is hiring a Social Marketing Content Producer, see link below for more info!

You love the Internet. You love keeping up with the ever-changing social media
landscape. You know the difference between a fan and a Liker. You inherently
understand the difference between the audiences on Instagram, Snapchat Discover, and
YouTube. You understand why designing for social is different from designing for banner

You would gladly nerd out over the differences between designing for print, motion, and
for the Internet, AKA maximum shareability.

You create memes in your sleep.

You want to tell stories through the art on our pages, and understand how that story
across channels ladders up to a bigger narrative.

You think that testing and engagement data can lead to more compelling creative
executions for our fans.

The Social Content Producer works hand-in-hand on the Social Marketing team with the
Social Marketing Manager who writes all social copy, manages the communities,
develops the social strategy and voice. Also working closely with the Creative Director,
the Social Content Producer will develop a cohesive look and feel for a set of shows
across all social channels. With the support of a Jr. Designer, s/he will create all of the
social assets for the show, including pre-premiere, in-season, and bridge content.

Content includes, but is not limited to, static images, GIFs, cinemagraphs, and
microvideos. Channels include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Great Hearts Charter School Recruiting Villanova Graduate English Students / Alumni

One of our recent graduates, Laura Heinrich ('10), sent us an update about her new job at a charter school system in Phoenix, called "Great Hearts." This charter school is actively seeking Villanova Graduate English graduates to fill some upcoming positions. Laura told us that "It is a very Liberal Arts heavy education, and I think a lot of people who are struggling to find a niche in the academic world might end up as happy as I am in this one." A recruiter will be in the Philadelphia area sometime in early March. 

If you are interested or have questions about the position, please email Dr. Hicks at heather.hicks@villanova.edu or Laura Henrich at lhenrich@glendaleprep.org. They will be able to connect you with the recruiter, Jerilyn Olson, before her trip to the Philadelphia area.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Communication, Marketing & Media Career Fair this Tuesday, February 3

The first Communication, Marketing, and Media Career Fair for students, including English majors/graduate students specifically, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

So far, the Fair includes 30 employers:

City Year
DMi Partners Inc
Federal Bureau of Prisons
FTI Consulting - Strategic Communications
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Gregory FCA Communications
IDR Marketing Partners
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Merkle | RKG
Moody's Corporation
Northwestern Mutual
Penske Corporation
PLS Logistics
Power Home Remodeling Group
Progressive Business Publications (PBP)
Reckitt Benckiser
Relationship Science
Teach for America
The AroundCampus Group
The Judge Group
U.S. Marine Corps

Students should prepare by visiting  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/careers/eventscareerfairs.htmlhttp://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/careers/eventscareerfairs.html   or by connecting with a career counselor at 610-519-4060.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Jersey Law Firm Paralegal Looking for MA

A New Jersey law firm is looking to employ a paralegal who will be responsible for analyzing and writing complex business immigration cases. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience business immigration and legal writing experience.

  • Analyzing and writing complex business immigration cases. 
  • Working closely with members of the legal team to ensure the accuracy of all information.
  • Working independently and managing multiple writing projects simultaneously.
  • Possess strong understanding of or ability to learn immigration law and the firms’ network of clients, cases and legal teams.
  • Conducting extensive research.
  • Applying excellent proofreading and editing skills to case-writing content and other materials.
  • B.A. required, M.A./M.S. strongly preferred, in a discipline with a strong focus on writing and research
  • 2-5 years experience as a Legal, Case or Technical Writer 
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural communication skills and ability to interface with a variety of internal and external clients.
  • Possesses excellent writing and analytical skills in a legal environment as well as superior research skills related to immigration law and public policy issues.
  • Business Immigration experience preferred, not required.
  • Achieve high level of productivity.
  • Meet assigned deadlines and communicates case progress/status/issues to supervisor.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and initiative regarding assignments for self and team.
Contact Heather Hicks at heather.hicks@villanova.edu for more information.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Development Department

Current second-year student Christine Lairson works in Development at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her department is currently hiring; you can see a listing of all opportunities on the museum website: http://www.philamuseum.org/jobs/. Three of particular interest are a communications assistant, a report writer, and a development writer.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Summer Employment Opportunities at ETS

Reading Assessments

The Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service is seeking freelance writers, graduate students, teachers, and other college graduates who have an appreciation for good writing and a sense of the interests and abilities of high-school students. Successful candidates will work with ETS test development staff in developing lively and appealing materials for assessing reading comprehension skills aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The eight-week program will begin June 16th and end August 8th. Summer employees will work 8-hour days, Monday-Friday, at the ETS campus in Princeton, NJ. Candidates should submit a short (no more than one-page) sample text that they believe would be suitable for testing critical reading skills. The sample should not be a self-generated piece of writing but rather an excerpt of material from a published source. It should exemplify writing that the candidate believes would be rich, complex, and engaging for college-bound high school students. The sample should be included with a CV or resume. Please include a citation of the source.

Interested candidates should apply online no later than Monday, March 31, 2014: 

Writing Assessments

This paid summer program will provide the opportunity to work with Educational Testing Service staff in developing assessments of writing skills. Summer employees will learn the fundamentals of test design, including principles of test validity and fairness, and then learn to develop the materials and questions used in these assessments. Candidates must have completed at least one year of graduate study in the humanities or social sciences. Exemplary writing skills and a thorough understanding of English grammar are required. The eight-week program will run June through August 2014. Summer employees will work 8-hour days, Monday-Friday, at the ETS campus in Princeton, NJ. 

Interested candidates should apply online no later than Monday, March 31, 2014: 


Saturday, November 2, 2013

BRIDGE Society Mentoring & Networking Event November 3

You're invited to the BRIDGE Society "All Industry" Mentoring & Networking Event on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00pm in the Garey Hall Cafe. Meet alumni and professionals from across industries. Talk to them about networking, interviewing, interning successfully, and, of course, obtaining full-time positions. Hear their advice on all of the professional development questions that you have! Find out what our alumni studied, where they interned, how they obtained their jobs, what they enjoy about their work, and more. Walk away with insight about your future and a list of potential mentors to assist you. Understand the value of the Villanova network and your LAS degree.

*Alumni and professionals from GlaxoSmithKline, Vanguard, Bank of America, Turner Broadcasting, City Year, DuPont, Bloomberg, American Express, QVC, Devereux, and more will be attending.

 RSVP Required: https://sp.artsci.villanova.edu/ous/Lists/BRIDGE%20Events/NewForm.aspx

Space is limited! RSVP early!

Dress: Business dress required. (After you register, you will receive an email regarding appropriate dress for this event.) We will not be reviewing resumes at this event.

Questions: aslp@villanova.edu
 Registration: https://sp.artsci.villanova.edu/ous/Lists/BRIDGE%20Events/NewForm.aspx