Job Posting: College Editor
|Closing Date||Until Filled|
|Location||Beloit, Wisconsin, 53511|
The Office of Communications and Marketing is the primary communications office of Beloit College. The office exercises editorial, messaging, and branding oversight for all official communications on and off campus. The office serves all sectors of the campus community and is the communicatons liaison with alumni, the media, government, neighbors, and other area constituencies.
- Serve as editor of Beloit College Magazine: set deadlines for the year, plan, initiate, oversee, and coordinate the research, writing, editing, design, and production of the printed and digital publications. Hire, schedule, and work with freelance writers and photographers, direct photo shoots in coordination with Art Director, oversee budget and cost controls, printing and mailing processes, and web presentation.
- Adapt magazine content for Beloit.edu.
- Communicate regularly with broad-based campus constituents, alumni, and others to discuss current events and story ideas.
- Regularly conduct research via reader surveys and other approaches to track the publication’s effectiveness and monitor reader opinions.
Admissions and Alumni Relations:
- Assist as back-up for Enrollment Marketing Manager on editorial projects by curating photos and providing final proofing and editing, including on projects completed in collaboration with outside firms.
- Create and curate content and design and email four alumni newsletters annually.
- Coordinate and update biennial college catalog, working with the Registrar’s Office.
- Conceptualize and create content for a variety of pages on Beloit.edu.
- Consult with departments to develop external publications, especially those for fundraising, alumni affairs, and admissions, to advance the college as a whole to external audiences.
- Review faculty members’ individual annual reports and accomplishments collected by the Dean’s Office each spring and assist with annual Academic Achievements publication.
- Work directly with the president, vice presidents, faculty members, and others as needed.
Communications and Marketing Office:
- Serve as consultant/final proofing editor for colleagues, interns, and student workers.
- Interview, hire, and oversee two student writers.
Ongoing and Miscellaneous Projects:
- Update Style and Resource Guide regularly.
- With Art Director, identify stock photography needs and coordinate at least two, two-day shoots per year.
- Oversee editing and production of programs and citations for campus-wide events, such as commencement.
- Write occasional copy and serve as final proofreader for Web news feed.
- Write, edit, design, and consult on other publications and projects as needed.
- Second in command of the Office of Communications and Marketing. Handle decision-making in absence of the director.
- Help allocate office budget, set priorities, and maintain accountability for costs. Maintain publication specifications and cost records for comparison between issues.
- Work with campus departments including L.I.T.S., Accounting, Mail Center, Alumni records, facilities, etc. to understand procedures and to secure services for smooth operation of the office.
- Act as main supervisor for student writers.
- If applicable, train, supervise, and evaluate summer interns and serve as final proofing editor on all accompanying projects.
- Oversee and maintain publication files, indexing, photos, and other organizational systems.
- Keep alumni records coordinator or other appropriate development office contacts abreast of new contact information encountered (address change, etc.)
- Act as protector of college heritage by sending appropriate documents and photographs to the archivist and alumni records coordinator.
- Networking/attend major campus events for reporting/photography/networking opportunities.
Credentials and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Five years experience in publications and public relations, educational setting preferred.
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.
How to Apply
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the link provided below.