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Over the past year, Nieman Reports has been covering the urgent challenges and opportunities of the coronavirus pandemic, the movement for racial justice, and the volatile media environment present in newsrooms. We are now looking for our next Assistant Editor to help bring diverse voices and perspectives to our stories and take our coverage of thought leadership in journalism further.
Published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, Nieman Reports is a website and quarterly print magazine that produces deeply reported feature stories as well as opinion columns offering insight into and analysis of the crucial issues and innovations in journalism today. Reporting to Nieman Report's editor, and working under the supervision of the senior editor, the Assistant Editor performs tasks associated with the website, print magazine and social media presence of Nieman Reports.
Research and gather imagery to accompany stories, both online and in print, and liaise with magazine designer. Handle licensing, permissions, and copyright issues for digital and print.
Expand Nieman Reports roster of freelance photographers and graphic artists, and build a visual library
Facilitate digital and print editorial and production processes and prepare stories for publication, including proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking
Publish content to Nieman Reports website using the WordPress CMS and produce newsletters in Mailchimp.
Work with the foundation's digital and audience engagement editor to implement an audience-focused digital strategy across Nieman Reports' social media channels.
Contribute reporting and writing to Nieman Reports.
Write sharp digital and print headlines and other display copy, while keeping SEO in mind.
Monitor Nieman alumni work and coordinate with them on news items for Nieman Reports.
Assist the editor and senior editor with research and other tasks and occasionally help proofread other foundation communications.
Additional tasks and some administrative duties required.
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
A minimum of three years of journalism experience.
Knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree or equivalent,
Collaborative and collegial mindset, idea generator, adept at simultaneously managing multiple projects and meeting multiple deadlines.
Ability to work independently as well as a team member.
Excellent copyediting skills. Previous experience with proofreading, fact-checking and research preferred.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Internet-based research skills, WordPress, Tweetdeck, and/or Buffer.
Excellent English grammar, spelling, and writing skills.
Excellent written communication and organizational skills and commitment to the highest standards of journalistic accuracy and ethics.
Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on-site work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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