Bard College seeks a strategic, creative, and forward thinking digital content editor to join the Office of Public Relations.
The digital Content editor reports to the associate vice president of communications, leading content strategy and development to drive enrollment, raise awareness of the College, and engage a range of constituents. The editor is responsible for creating website content, managing the digital newsroom, running the College’s main social media channels, writing feature articles, photographing campus events, and creating e-newsletters.
Act as a web content strategist, writer, and editor
Support public relations initiatives, promoting press releases and media coverage of the College
Write feature articles about campus events, academic research, and student and faculty activities
Assume responsibility for copy editing, fact checking, and proofreading web content
Coordinate with communications staff in Bard programs on and off campus to generate story ideas
Engage in a variety of social listening, monitoring campus newsletters, social media, and other internal and external communications to keep abreast of news and events
Monitor and co-manage campus calendars
Photograph and cover live events on campus, posting to social media
Supervise student writers and photographers, acting as content editor
Analyze performance and stay informed on social media technology and trends
Support, advise, and teach campus communications staff about social media and web content best practices
Work closely with the Office of Web Services on creation of new websites and redesign of existing websites
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College... and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.