Digital Content Editor
Create and curate content for the College’s social
media channels, with an emphasis on Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram. Look for opportunities to creatively and cleverly convey
Kenyon’s distinctions, upholding and building on brand messaging
Monitor the College’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
channels, responding to and interacting with prospective and
current students, alumni, parents and community members. Utilize
social listening and analytics to analyze and report on Kenyon’s
social media activities, practices and reputation.
Collaborate with the Video Producer on Kenyon’s
overall social media presence and work with the Graphic Designer on
the cohesive visual presentation of digital content and campaigns
across online platforms.
Keep current on social media best practices and
provide guidance to Kenyon faculty and staff members, including
liaising with social media account managers and content producers
in Admissions, Alumni and Parent Engagement, and Campus Life.
Write and edit content for brand-forward pages on the
College’s website that serve as top destinations for prospective
students. This includes posting, packaging and promoting news and
feature stories, blogs and videos that align with brand
With guidance from the Director of Creative and Brand
Strategy, seek to elevate student voices and viewpoints across
Kenyon’s digital landscape by supervising and mentoring student
writers, working with them to generate story ideas for blog posts,
and editing, posting and promoting the content.
Collaborate with the News Director and Director of
Web Strategy on the management of the digital editorial
Support the Director of Creative and Brand Strategy
on managing the enrollment email communications strategy for
prospective students at all stages of the recruitment funnel,
encouraging them to inquire about Kenyon, explore the website,
visit campus, apply and enroll.
Write and update emails driving prospective students
to key landing pages on Kenyon’s website as well as videos, stories
and blog posts that align with brand messaging.
Help ensure the timely flow of email communications
to prospective students and utilize analytics to report on
effectiveness among audience segments and advise on strategy.
Student writers and content producers
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications,
English or a related subject.
Two to three years of writing and editing experience
in a higher-education, agency, corporate or non-profit digital
setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and
Familiarity with AP style conventions, excellent
spelling and grammar skills, attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to use social media channels and
digital content management systems in a goal-oriented
Understanding of admission and fundraising issues
facing small, selective liberal arts colleges.
Record of achievement that includes evidence of
successful planning and problem solving.
Ability to meet deadlines and execute complex
projects in a highly collaborative environment.
Creativity in using technology to tell engaging
Refined editorial judgment.
Hybrid work is a possibility for this position.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
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Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.