Reporting to the Executive Director for Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, the Editorial Director will fill a variety of roles including strategist, manager, partner and storyteller. The Editorial Director will own the full development lifecycle of content, and will work in a collaborative, agile manner. The Editorial Director oversees content that can address multiple audiences and objectives, and that employs creative storytelling and engagement campaigns across platforms.
In collaboration with the Executive Director for Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Creative Director, Project and Production Manager and Communications staff, the Editorial Director drives projects from the initial concept through completion.
Serve as a cross-functional leader/evangelist who works with clients across Columbia Law School and communications team to define the editorial strategy and create multimedia content, including articles, web sites, print publications, podcasts, videos and social media campaigns.
Serve as editor-in-chief of the Office of Communications content in print, digital and social media.
Create and adjust content strategy based on data analytics.
Set goals for each project and establish the metrics.
Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with all of the law school stakeholders.
Drive consensus around major decisions using data-driven frameworks, methodologies, and analysis.
Communicate regularly with stakeholders regarding strategy, progress, and expectations.
Oversee team of experienced journalists (staff and freelancers) who work with clients to develop content, and manage projects.
Serve as a leader on the Law School campus as content communications expert.
Implement editorial content best practices to measure and enable team effectiveness and efficiency.
Manage and mentor members of communications staff to set individual goals and development plans.
Manage assigning and framing projects and vendors as needed.
Edit and provide input on all materials being produced.
Maintain organizational and resource balance, including identifying budgeting and hiring needs proactively.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required, related graduate degree a plus
A minimum of five to seven years of related experience.
Demonstrated people and project management skills: planning, directing and assembling teams, and editing.
Experience creating and executing content strategy.
Worked with thought leaders and executives to develop compelling, engaging content.
Well-versed in audience development strategies and data analytics.
Experience implementing content on all platforms, from blog posts to web videos and Facebook posts.
Familiarity with current emerging technologies and a passion for learning new things.
Background in content and digital strategy, design and development.
Demonstrated knowledge of writing, editing and editorial style.
Ability to build productive relationships through interaction with faculty and staff.
Familiarity with the academic culture and the processes and policies of an educational institution.
Ability to set the strategy, prioritize features, build consensus and coordinate schedules and work with teams to develop high-quality products for clients.
Work with Project and Production Manager to build and maintain a calendar to update stakeholders.
Inform product decisions with quantitative data.
Facilitate communication throughout the development process by partnering with a variety of internal teams.
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