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Company Name :-
Van Andel Institute
Position Name :-
Content Writer/Editor
Company Location :-
Grand Rapids, MI
Job Category :
 Content writing jobs

Full Job Description :-
Content Writer/Editor
Position SummaryThe content writer/editor works within the Communications & Marketing Department, our in-house agency for the Institute’s Research, K–12 Education, Graduate School and Philanthropy groups. They will serve as project manager, content writer and editor for print and digital materials, and be the primary author of executive remarks and talking points.This position will collaborate closely across departments to create compelling and inspiring donor publications, annual reports, proposals, impact reports and other written collateral in support of Van Andel Institute. They will manage the full spectrum of the publications process, from content creation and project management through approvals, design and printing.The content writer/editor will assist with copy for newsletters, events and campaigns and use storytelling to develop persuasive content that inspires people to take meaningful actions in support of VAI’s research and education efforts.This position supports the Institute’s efforts to ensure consistency with VAI’s mission, vision, brand, design and delivery. The writer/editor will be part of a multi-functional, dynamic Communications & Marketing team and will report directly to the Director of Communications & Marketing.

Serve as content contributor and project manager of several donor publications each year, including (but not limited to) VAI’s annual report, biannual donor magazine, impact reports and appeal campaigns.
Coordinate content generation and confirm approvals across the Institute.
Create compelling and timely content about VAI’s Research and Education initiatives, fundraising priorities and results for use in print, electronic and other communication channels. Craft personal and meaningful philanthropic stories that inspire action.
Organize information for effective presentation in publications, websites and other media.
Create compelling and timely content for donor proposals, appeals and evergreen informational collateral in coordination with the C&M and Philanthropy teams.
Manage multiple writing projects, often requiring tight turnaround time, for both print and digital uses.
Liaise between C&M and Philanthropy teams to develop annual appeal and stewardship communications. Interface with other departments to develop materials and secure approvals.
Write talking points and remarks, largely in support of events and Philanthropy.
Assist with proofing Institute materials as part of C&M proofing process.
Contribute to other C&M projects as needed.
Perform other tasks as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 2–3 years of experience in writing for development/fundraising, communications, media relations, or related field. Nonprofit experience preferred.
Understanding of branding and positioning, and how to apply it to donor materials.
Outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills. A keen eye for detail. Ability to tailor materials for various audiences and purposes.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment on a highly collaborative team. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications and proficiency with the publications process. Familiarity with the Adobe suite a plus.

Why choose the Van Andel Institute?Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a hub for ideas and advancements fueled by a community of 35 faculty and over 400 scientists, educators, and support staff, each one of us deeply connected to the work we do and driven by an urgent desire to make a difference.We understand that attracting the highest caliber of talent means offering an exciting job and high-quality benefits that meet one’s personal needs. Our benefits are designed to allow you peace of mind for your wellbeing and support our diverse and changing lives outside of work.VAI also operates under a flexible/hybrid work model, offering as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles and provide stability, social cohesion, identity, and belonging. We believe by providing this flexibility our employees will continue to innovate and connect to the work we do and ensures we are driven by an urgent desire to make a difference.The Institute is located in fun, affordable, and family-friendly Grand Rapids, MI. Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids offers all the big-city excitement you’d expect from a million-resident metropolis, featuring hundreds of restaurants and nightspots, theaters, museums, sports, and concerts. The safe and clean downtown is surrounded by an eclectic mix of walkable neighborhoods.With a medical and life sciences industry boom, strong entrepreneurial activity, dedication to green building and living, and innovative employers, Grand Rapids’ diverse economy continues to grow, offering exceptional career opportunities, green building and living, and innovative employers.
Does this sound like you? Apply now!If you would like to join this community of bright minds who share a relentless curiosity and a deep commitment to making the world a better place, submit a cover letter and résumé as a single, combined PDF file.If you have questions about the application process or working at VAI you are welcome to email Eric Miller, Director of Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement at
At Van Andel Institute, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. As a condition of employment at Van Andel Institute, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.
VAI is committed to achieving excellence through increasing diversity. We actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
Van Andel Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.
As Van Andel Institute is a drug and alcohol-free employer, all prospective new employees undergo a urinalysis/drug test as part of our pre-employment process. This is a 7-panel drug screen and it includes testing for Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, and Benzodiazepines.
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