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Bard College seeks a strategic, creative, and forward thinking digital content editor to join the Office of Public Relations.
The Digital Content Editor reports to the Director of Digital Communications, leading content strategy and development to drive enrollment, raise awareness of the College, and engage a range of constituents. The editor is responsible for creating website content, managing the digital newsroom, running the College's main social media channels, writing feature articles, photographing campus events, and creating e-newsletters. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Act as a web content strategist, writer, and editor
Support public relations initiatives, promoting press releases and media coverage of the College
Write feature articles about campus events, academic research, and student and faculty activities
Assume responsibility for copy editing, fact checking, and proofreading web content
Coordinate with communications staff in Bard programs on and off campus to generate story ideas
Engage in a variety of social listening, monitoring campus newsletters, social media, and other internal and external communications to keep abreast of news and events
Monitor and co-manage campus calendars
Photograph and cover live events on campus, posting to social media
Supervise student writers and photographers, acting as content editor
Analyze performance and stay informed on social media technology and trends
Support, advise, and teach campus communications staff about social media and web content best practices
Work closely with the Office of Web Services on creation of new websites and redesign of existing websites
Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, English, communications, or related field
Experience in feature writing, copywriting, copy editing, and public relations
Expert writer accustomed to writing for a variety of media and audiences—especially the web—in a deadline-driven environment
Expertise in social media, web-based content strategies, the mobile landscape, and content management systems
Ability to edit the writing of others
Experience in higher education a plus
Experience with interviews and event reportage
Strategic and conceptual thinker
Highly organized with a proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
Team oriented and flexible with excellent interpersonal skills
Interested in, and able to speak to a diverse, intelligent, independent-minded, and creative audience.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, a diversity statement and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at:
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.
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