Copy Editor (Part-time)

Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY4.3

Part-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $47,000 a year
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Vassar College

Copy Editor (Part-time)

Department: Communications Office

Duration of Position: Full year / Part time

Position Type: Administrator

Posting Date:
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled

Posting Number: 1001684

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.

Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Alumnae/i Communications; Editor, Vassar Quarterly, the Copy Editor will:
Copy edit, proofread, and fact-check web and print stories, press releases, email blasts, marketing materials, catalogues, handbooks, directories, and other projects, as assigned.
Gather content for and produce Vassar Events, a weekly enewsletter. This includes writing blurbs based on submitted material, fact checking, and using Vassar's content management system (CMS) and email platform to disseminate.
Copy edit press releases, post, and disseminate to press outlets.
Write short blurbs and captions for stories and other materials.
Copy fit text, where necessary.

This position is Monday - Friday.

Qualifications
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Excellent writing, copy-editing, proofreading, and fact-checking skills; Ability to turn raw content into clear, concise, informative copy; Ability to condense longer stories into shorter pieces and to translate stories from one format/platform to another. Prior experience working with content management and/or broadcast email systems. Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and experience reviewing and suggesting modifications to style guides. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the Communications team. Experience working in higher education preferred.

Required Applicant Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
Contact Information for 3 References

Optional Applicant Documents

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your online application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Anticipated Start Date:
Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
To Apply
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu.

Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.