Senior Writer

Ascendium Education Group, Inc.

Ascendium is the nation’s largest federal student loan guarantor, a leading postsecondary education philanthropy and provider of student success services for postsecondary institutions. The work we do is rewarding and makes a real difference in the world. In 2021, Ascendium was named a Top Workplace, a designation that ranks the company among the best places to work in the entire nation and in the Madison area.

Position Details

Senior Writer
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Experienced writer needed to join award-winning communications team at mission-driven organization.

Ascendium is looking for a skilled senior writer to help us communicate about the impactful work that we do.

Are you an experienced and talented writer who enjoys crafting and delivering compelling messaging to all types of audiences? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you passionate about the role postsecondary education and workforce training can play in expanding opportunities and reducing inequities? Our communications team at Ascendium Education Group is growing, so if you find yourself nodding enthusiastically upon reading those questions, we may have a job for you!

We’re looking for a skilled senior writer to help us communicate about the impactful work we do. You must have proven writing skills and a knack for translating complex issues and solutions into concise text that engages many types of audiences. The ideal candidate should also have experience developing strategies to best determine how to effectively communicate to our audiences, as well as have experience collaborating with cross-functional teams. You will be expected to apply the right voice and tone to each assignment, while maintaining the highest standards of technical proficiency. You should be comfortable writing in the language of mission, vision and values, while recognizing when to inject a bit of levity and pizzazz.

Here are the qualifications we’re looking for.

  • 5+ years of experience in communications, marketing or other professional writing fields, with bonus points for previous experience with philanthropy and/or postsecondary education.
  • Superior knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability and willingness to edit and proofread material at various stages of development.
  • Top-notch storytelling skills.
  • Exquisite creative, critical and conceptual thinking.
  • Terrific organizational, problem-solving and coordination skills.

Ascendium Education Group employees enjoy an outstanding benefit package designed to provide employees and their families with a high degree of security. Ascendium has contractual obligations that require criminal, employment and education background investigations as a condition of employment.

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