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Managing Editor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, University Presses
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Full Time
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Managing Editor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Managing Editor oversees the day-to-day operations of Northeastern's award-winning daily news organization, News@Northeastern. The Managing Editor supervises a team of news reporters who are charged with providing timely, accurate, and excellent coverage of every aspect of university life—from research to learning, from athletics to global co-ops. Reporting to the Executive Editor, and working closely with the Vice President for Communications, the Managing Editor is a highly organized, deadline driven professional with extensive experience in a daily news organization. The Managing Editor must be able to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and keep a team of reporters focused on delivering high quality storytelling. The Managing Editor must have a deep understanding of the current topics dominating the national news cycles. He/she/they must be able to identify angles interesting angles and how Northeastern faculty experts can weigh in on them.
The Managing Editor is a key player within the Office of Communications and will collaborate regularly with professionals who manage social media, photography, videography, and digital news delivery.


The Managing Editor must have the ability to strategize about editorial direction at the highest levels, and also copyedit the smallest details. He/she/they must be able to develop a working knowledge of science, research, educational trends, and other issues related to higher education. He/she/they must have mastery AP Style and related journalistic conventions. He/she/they are up to date on the latest trends in digital journalism as produced by the best
newsrooms. It is also critical that the Managing Editor has a solid grasp on all data associated with digital storytelling, and is able to use it effectively to set goals and inform the day-to-day operations.

The Managing Editor is based in the Office of Communications on Northeastern's Boston campus. This position is not eligible for remote work accommodations. Like all staff members in the Office of Communications, the Managing Editor is occasionally required to work after hours and on weekend assignments.

Must have:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-8 years of newsroom experience
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent command of AP style
  • Management experience
  • Excellent sense of what is news
  • Superb focus on detail and accuracy while maintaining speed
  • Respect for short deadlines
  • Solid grasp on data and how to use it to inform storytelling
  • Great understanding of SEO
  • Knowledgeable about current social media platforms and using them for storytelling
  • Curiosity
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Love for problem solving, multitasking, collaboration

    Great if you also have:
  • Master's degree
  • Experience with content management systems, Wordpress in particular

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Salary Grade:

    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit

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