The USC Rossier School of Education seeks an experienced editor and writer who is proficient in optimizing written content for the web. This person will serve as the managing editor of the school’s biannual magazine and be responsible for developing articles about school initiatives, faculty research and alumni. This person will also assist with social media, development and marketing communications. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative storyteller who is able to translate academic research into compelling narratives that engage both academic and non-academic audiences.
Job accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following.
Schedules and coordinates all aspects of publication production in order to meet all applicable deadlines, such as design, typesetting, layout, paste-up, printing, binding, distribution, etc.
Writes and edits documents for the school (e.g. articles, books, brochures, letters, newsletters). Identifies and determines topics or subjects for various projects.
Researches, verifies, reads, proofs, edits and rewrites copy. Ensures accuracy and completeness of projects. Interviews sources when appropriate.
Interprets technical, specialized and/or academic material from a wide variety of disciplines or sources to produce written communication pieces for a general audience.
Designs and creates documents using computerized graphics, desktop publishing and word processing software. Determines type(s) of artwork (e.g. illustrations, photos, charts, graphs, design covers) to accompany documents while considering compatibility, content, audience, style, format, intent, etc.
Assists in maintaining editorial writing quality for the school’s website.
Interacts with all internal and external sources necessary to successfully complete assignments.
A minimum of three years of experience as a professional writer and a degree in journalism or communications is preferred, as is some experience in higher education. A demonstrated commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired.
Applications must consist of a cover letter and résumé; 1-2 writing samples, or links to writing samples online, are preferred.
Internal Number: REQ20067053
About University of Southern California
The USC Rossier School of Education is part of the University of Southern California, one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC offers students a rich urban environment in which to learn, as well as many international opportunities for research and study. At USC, students come from all 50 states and 110 countries, including more than 5,000 international students each academic year.