The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Writer and Editor.
Applications will be accepted until 10/17/2019.
The Writer and Editor is the voice for the University to our alumni and friends. The position is responsible for various communications and publications distributed on behalf of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The writer/editor directs We Are ND (weare.nd.edu), a storytelling platform focused on alumni being forces for good in the world; and Echoes, the only monthly digital publication from Notre Dame distributed to all alumni, parents and friends. This position serves as the Alumni Editor of Notre Dame Magazine, overseeing the Class Notes section.
Additionally, this position plans, researches, writes, and edits for a wide variety of innovative marketing initiatives and events through various channels, including e-mails, scripts, press releases, letters, brochures, collateral materials, etc.
In this role, you will:
Provide Writing and Editing for Association Publications
Write and edit original articles for Echoes, We Are ND, my.nd.edu, and other Association publications
Work with the Assistant Director of Marketing Communications, maintain and execute editorial calendar and strategy
Serve as Primary Marketing Copywriter
Write and edit copy for the majority of the Association's print and digital marketing campaigns and efforts
Work with the graphic designer to develop creative approaches to marketing projects
Proofread and edit marketing copy written by other staff members
Serve as Editor and Project Manager for We Are ND and Echoes
In coordination with the Assistant Director, oversee the editorial planning and execution of We Are ND
Assign stories out to writers, ensure they are submitted on time, and post them to the We Are ND website
Edit all We Are ND stories for publication
Manage We Are ND social media accounts
Choose the articles to appear in Echoes, the monthly digital periodical for Notre Dame, and coordinate its publication
Serve as Alumni Editor of Notre Dame Magazine
Oversee the Class Notes section for each issue of ND Magazine, a quarterly publication
Coordinate with more than 200 class secretaries on the Class Notes columns, providing guidance on their columns
Edit the class notes columns, ensuring consistency with the style guidelines
Serve as a team member for ND Magazine, attending magazine staff meetings and planning sessions and acting as a contributing writer.
General Communications Duties
Write various internal and external communications on behalf of the Association as needed
Serve as manager and mentor to the Hannah Storm Writing Intern
Bachelors Degree (4 yrs)
Broad experience as a writer, editor, or communications professional.
Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with alumni, staff, students, faculty, and University administrators.
Ability to work closely with designers and other colleagues to create high quality, meaningful communications for intended audiences.
Strong organizational, time-management, analytical, and prioritization skills.
Proven ability to meet deadlines.
Track record of developing and implementing tools to gauge the effectiveness of communications.
Robust portfolio showcasing effective print and digital communications solutions.
Degree in Journalism, Marketing, or Communications would be helpful.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19775. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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