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For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor???s and master???s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system???s first undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor???s degree, progress from an associate???s degree, earn a master???s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.
The School???s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.
CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country???s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher???s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor???s Degree Programs .
The Communications Publications Writer-Editor will report to the Director of Marketing and communications, and in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, will:
Write media advisories, and distribute press releases and advisories through all CUNY SPS media platforms;
Draft student, faculty, and alumni profiles for various digital and print publications, including the website and e-newsletter;
Adhere to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style;
Draft, edit, proofread, and research articles and original content for multiple media platforms;
Perform editorial review of communication projects and selected initiatives;
Coordinate the editorial content and production of the CUNY SPS Magazine and Annual Report;
Meet all copy and project deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
Ensure consistency in voice, tone, and style across marketing materials and establish editorial guidelines for the School.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
At least four years of related experience with public relations, communication, and/or journalism;
Prior experience in communications and/or PR in a higher education setting;
Strong research and writing skills; creative and compelling narrative skills; and, adaptive writing skills for various print and digital media platforms;
Working knowledge of SEO and Google Analytics;
Strong organization skills, and ability to manage multiple deadlines while balancing time between editorial and PR writing work;
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as a demonstrated knowledge of web and social media platforms, apps, and tools;
Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment;
Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
Commitment to campus values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Writes and prepares written material on College issues and event and provides professional support to College communications programs.
Researches and writes items in a variety of formats for publication in print, web sites, and presentations
Participates in planning communications projects and contributes to decisions on content and style
May assume editorial responsibility for communications projects; reviews and edits the work of others
May coordinate production of written materials
Adheres to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Communications Publications Writer-Editor
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experienceup to $81,301.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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January 20, 2022
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City's dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY's first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master's degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY's mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees - six bachelor's and six master's degrees - since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space.
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