This job posting was edited on 12/8/2022 to comply with WA Pay
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla
, Whitman's vibrant and
beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse,
dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and
faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region
and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished
faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of
engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national
reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts
colleges in the country.
is cultivating a
community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value
of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives
and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge,
and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working
and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer (EEO) .
The Managing Editor develops and edits content and oversees
editorial production for online, print and digital content,
catering to diverse audiences, including prospective students,
alumni, donors and the campus community.
- Under the direction of the Director of Content, serve as the
managing editor for written news and feature content produced for
Whitman's content channels, including Whitman Magazine and the
- Oversee the day-to-day development of content creation,
including assigning stories and content creation to both staff and
freelance writers/content producers.
- Oversee production of Whitman Magazine, including making
magazine writing assignments, editing content, design coordination
and managing logistics (scheduling, production, distribution and
- Work closely with the Director of Content to set strategy
around coverage of college activities and people, prioritize
stories, identify appropriate print and digital channels, create
editorial calendars for print and digital content, and communicate
needs and expectations across the content, social media and public
- Write, edit and post website content, including news, features,
spotlights/profiles, and institutional copy, ensuring consistency
in quality and voice.
- Participate in campus events to enhance cross-department
relationships and gather content ideas.
- Hire, train and supervise student writers, including managing
assignments and coordinating relevant training.
- Copyedit, proofread, and fact check materials as assigned.
- Complete other content or department tasks as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they
possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
- Exemplary writing and editing skills, adaptable for diverse
audiences and a range of purposes, including but not limited to
web, print, email marketing and fundraising.
- High level of creativity, with the ability to strategize
content and concepts and see them through from start to
- Excellent proofing, copy editing and fact-checking skills;
ability to communicate effectively and creatively, both verbally
and in writing; thorough knowledge of English language, grammar,
spelling, punctuation and usage. Knowledge of AP (Associated Press)
Style or the ability to learn and apply AP Style, as well as
Whitman style guidelines, to writing.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the
ability to interact and collaborate with diverse individuals, teams
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive
working relationships with the college's leaders as well as
students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni and the general public, in
part to conduct effective interviews for stories.
- Ability to advance the college's core values of diversity,
equity, inclusion and antiracism.
- Ability to prioritize projects, establish and meet deadlines
(sometimes on a tight timeline), and to work effectively with a
team and in an independent manner.
- Ability to serve as a writing and editing supervisor, mentor
and resource for staff writers, student interns, campus colleagues
Bachelor's degree in communications, English, journalism, or
related field and five years public relations, marketing or
journalism writing experience, or any combination of experience
that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and
ability required to perform the job.
Experience editing a college magazine
HIRING SALARY RANGE
Successful applicants can expect to start between $63,825 and
$67,275 per year.
Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is
designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented
employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:
, accidental death and
and long term disability
insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary
Contribution Retirement Plan
with a 10% matching contribution
Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation
, 12 accrued sick days
Tuition Remission -
Employee tuition waiver
one Whitman course per semester.
Learn more about benefits eligibility here
At Whitman College, we take seriously the safety of our community.
Whitman is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring all employees and
students to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have
an approved exemption. More information can be found here
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR JOB CANDIDATES
Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability
accommodation in the employment application process.
Application review will begin on Nov. 11, 2022 and continue until
the position is filled.
ANTICIPATED START DATE
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