The Dalton School—a leading and high profile K-12 independent school located in New York City—seeks an experienced writer, editor, proofreader, and digital content creator to join our communications team. Your primary responsibilities will be to write, edit, proofread, and post news stories, announcements, and emails and help manage the school’s website platform. The Digital Communications Coordinator will shoot and edit photographs and footage to produce finished videos and photo galleries, along with website content management. We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who can help communicate the schools’ identity, strengths, and accomplishments and juggle multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience, will have a helpful, friendly manner, and will be comfortable interacting with faculty, students, parents, and alumni. A sense of humor is a plus!
This is a full-time, year-round position, available immediately, with excellent benefits.
Responsibilities: The Coordinator will assist the Strategic and Creative Media Director and the Director of Advancement Communications and work closely with the Communications Associate on the following tasks which include, but are not limited to:
Post regularly and help manage the School’s public and private websites (dalton.org)
Collect, create, and produce engaging content (stories, photography & video) that reinforces the school's image and branding both online and in the school’s alumni magazine.
Create and share multimedia galleries and a photo/video archive
Post regularly and help manage the school's social networks on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, and YouTube
Analyze and maintain email and content distribution lists and send messages for communication with all constituents
Coordinate pushpage distribution as needed
Other duties as assigned
Qualities and skills:
Work effectively in a team environment
Have strong artistic sense in graphics, photography, and video
Interact with the community and the public with diplomacy and discretion
Write polished copy, edit submissions, and proofread in a deadline-focused environment— with keen attention to grammar and accuracy
Work with the Strategic and Creative Media Director to manage web content and systems (Blackbaud onMessage Page/Content Manager or Platform Manager, a plus)
Meet graphic design and communications challenges with visual and intellectual creativity
Work closely with contributors on various projects while meeting strict project and publication timelines and deadlines.
Intermediate or advanced software expertise on the following platforms: Mac, social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office)
Candidates should apply via our employment portal at www.dalton.org/employment. Please provide the following materials as part of your application; the portal can accept up to five documents:
A cover letter that showcases your writing style with links to one or two videos you’ve created embedded in the letter
Two writing samples compiled in one document (e.g., a published online news story)
Three samples of work-related social media posts compiled in one document
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability, or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.