Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Writer/Editor will be part of the strategic communications team for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Writer/Editor will be responsible for researching, reporting, and writing stories around school priorities, encompassing publications, the school's website and social media presences, and advertising. The Writer/Editor will work with the Associate Director of Communications to develop and execute a communications plan that promotes wider recognition and awareness of GSAS audiences, including current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general public. This position will assist in administering, planning, and producing a wide range of content. Ideal candidates will be able to understand our unique audiences and deliver exceptional and informative content to serve them.
The Writer/Editor will also be a member of the GSAS advancement team and will meet with GSAS development staff on a regular basis.
a) WRITING/EDITING/CONTENT DEVELOPMENT (70%)
Oversee writing, editing, and production of all GSAS publications. Write and edit content and oversee design and production of public-facing materials, including website pages and features, print materials, newsletters, social media content, and other communications and marketing collateral. Ensure organizational communication and brand consistency across all GSAS materials and communications. Must be a self-confident, superlative writer and planner, able to balance requests for communications from multiple constituencies against the communications needs of GSAS’s diverse audiences— prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general public —to determine and provide advice on the most effective ways to deliver timely, relevant information.
b) WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA (20%)
Work with the Associate Director of Communications to develop GSAS’s brand and voice online and on social media. Serve as key writer for the organization's social media accounts.
c) MISC (10%)
Experience at an institution of higher education or related a definite plus.
To be considered for this position, applicants must provide a résumé, cover letter, and samples of your work.
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