Edit, copy edit, proofread, help conceive, and write copy for a wide variety of University marketing projects including: event notices/invitations, e-newsletters, print and digital ad campaigns, enrollment materials, and web copy.
Report, write, photograph, and record video of news and events at Fordham University’s campuses for the following outlets:
All social media platforms
Cultivate relationships with faculty members, administrators, and student groups
Develop a working knowledge of the various academic departments and centers.
Help cover news beats within the University.
Identify potential Fordham News and alumni magazine story ideas.
Participate in crisis communications and publicity efforts.
Evening and some weekend work is required, as University events sometimes take place outside normal work hours.
The position is based at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus but requires frequent intercampus travel.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications.
Minimum two years’ experience in reporting and writing for publications.
Strong writing skills.
A working knowledge of Associated Press style, accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, and an ear for language.
Good copy-editing skills.
Good judgment and good news judgment.
Familiarity with SLR cameras and digital video recorders is a plus.
Familiarity with social media and knowledge of SEO.
Familiarity with issues in higher education is a plus.
Internal Number: A09170
About Fordham University
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.