Q: What has 96 pages, prints quarterly and is beloved by its alumni readers?
A: Holy Cross Magazine, the best-read publication put out by College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. We're looking for a managing editor to help plan, create and share our engaging content. You'll join a team of talented individuals who truly love their work and strive to make each issue better than the last. As managing editor, you'll plan issues, write copy and edit stories that help alumni stay connected with happenings on The Hill. You'll also mine stories that portray to a broader audience just how relevant -- and necessary -- a Jesuit, liberal arts education is in the world today. And while our print edition lands in 45,000 mailboxes around the country, you'll strategize how to grow readership digitally through social media and our online presence. If you thrive in creative environments, are dedicated to excellence and want to help us tell the world about Holy Cross, tell us what makes you the best choice for managing editor.
The managing editor, reporting to the editorial director, supports content planning and production for two prominent College communication channels: the award-winning Holy Cross Magazine and the College's online newsroom at news.holycross.edu. The managing editor is the project manager for Holy Cross Magazine and serves as an integral part of the broader content team in the Office of College Marketing and Communications, sharing the Holy Cross story in support of the College's strategic marketing priorities.
Oversees project management of Holy Cross Magazine, a quarterly publication that engages alumni and raises the College's national profile. Tasks include assigning, writing and editing content, managing freelancers and vendors, and collaborating with other College stakeholders. Participates in a weekly news meeting to plan, prioritize and support creation of compelling content in a variety of media. Brings creative ideas that advance the quality of the Magazine and online news content. Interviews sources and gathers news both on and off campus; attends and reports on a variety of events, ranging from lectures and performances, to Commencement and alumni reunions. Regularly interacts with members of the College community, ranging from senior leadership to students, faculty and staff. Contributes to social media planning. Assists with and/or manages a variety of administrative tasks, including overseeing reader correspondence; scheduling photo shoots; reviewing invoices; managing contact files and photo archives; distribution of and ordering additional copies of the magazine as needed; and other duties as assigned. Collaborates with other members of the College Marketing & Communications staff on major events, initiatives, and publications. Understands and supports the College's mission. Work to distinguish the College as a leading Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college dedicated to preparing the whole student. Serves as a positive, knowledgeable representative of the content team, fostering and strengthening relationships with College students, faculty and staff. Is committed to teamwork and excellence.
B.A. in English, journalism, communications, or related field plus at least three (3) years' experience in print publication production. Strong writing, editing skills and understanding of AP style. Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work autonomously and as a team member. Demonstrated experience in developing great stories from concept to publication; strong design sensibility. Ability to meet daily deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously and shift priorities when necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Word; proficiency in Mac platforms, with knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Experience in a newsroom or other publication experience preferred. Experience managing social media and using Drupal and Wordpress a plus. Must be able to attend occasional evening events.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual in...terests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.