Help conceive, edit, copy edit, fact check, proofread, and write copy for a wide variety of University marketing projects, particularly related to enrollment and University fundraising efforts, including brochures, postcards, social media campaigns, solicitations, event notices/invitations, e-newsletters, print and digital ad campaigns, and web copy.
Interview students, faculty, and alumni; cover select news events; and write stories for the print and online editions of Fordham Magazine, the Fordham Alumni Insider’s Guide (monthly email from the Office of Alumni Relations), and news.fordham.edu. Identify potential story ideas as a member of the Fordham Magazine editorial team.
Cultivate relationships with administrators, faculty members, and student groups, and develop a working knowledge of the various academic departments, particularly on the undergraduate level.
Participate in crisis communications and publicity efforts. Some evening/weekend work may be required, as University events sometimes take place outside normal work hours.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. or in lieu of the degree High School (or equivalent) Diploma required and a minimum of four years’ experience in a related field
Minimum five years’ experience in writing for publication or in an agency environment
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
A commitment to accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines
Good judgment and interpersonal skills, including a sense of tact and diplomacy
A highly developed sense of curiosity and an ability to excel independently and in a team environment
Facility with social media; knowledge of SEO; and familiarity with Associated Press style, Photoshop, WordPress, and content management systems
Facility with SLR cameras and digital video recorders is a plus
Familiarity with issues in higher education is a plus.
Internal Number: A03210
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.