Junior Copywriter - Marketing, Insights and Communications

University of St. Thomas


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Junior Copywriter opportunity in the Marketing, Insights and Communications department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility 
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility 
  • Medical, dental, and vision options 
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Position Details

Junior Copywriter - Marketing, Insights and Communications
Twin Cities Metro
St. Paul, MN


The junior copywriter will join a strong creative group to craft external and internal messaging for the university that sets us apart from our competition. The junior copywriter will work quickly to turn information into strategic, engaging messaging. As part of our creative team, you will work with Art Directors to create a variety of digital and traditional work that upholds the St. Thomas brand voice. St. Thomas seeks to be a university characterized by radical hospitality and a shared sense of belonging where all are welcomed. Our creative team shares that ambition.


Attend kick-off meetings where assignments are shared in the form of a creative brief, from our own embedded marketers, who articulate communication goals and other important details

  • Ask questions to ensure there is enough consumer insight, supported by strategy, to write compelling copy.

Develop relevant, fresh and strategic ideas—on time—in collaboration with an assigned Art Director, in a fast-paced environment

Write copy for a wide range of medium, including but not limited to web, digital, social, TV/video, radio, print, newsletters, and long-format, printed materials

  • Your skills will also be used on the St. Thomas and One St. Thomas websites (so knowledge of SEO is a big plus, but not a must)

Develop a base of knowledge across all areas of St. Thomas, including undergraduate admissions, Opus College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Education, the Morrison Family College of Health, the Dougherty Family College and the School of Law

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Creative Writing or a related field is preferred. This is an entry level position, but any experience in marketing or advertising and/or a college internship is a plus. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with InDesign, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word, as well as experience in writing for digital and traditional media 
  • Must be fluent and experienced in writing for digital and traditional media 
  • Experience contributing to creative work from concept through production.

Strongly prefer applicants whose lived and work experiences will bring a diverse perspective to the creative team, (including a diverse perspective based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, etc.).

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