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Editor/Project Manager, 28867

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Job Description

UMKC’s Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications is seeking a creative and collaborative Editor/Project Manager to join its team located on the UMKC Health Sciences Campus on Hospital Hill (working primarily with the schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing and health studies). This position requires proven experience in writing and editing a broad range of content, and managing the production of various magazines and publications. Successful candidates must have strong organization skills, experience meeting deadlines and the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously.

This position will:
  • Write, edit and proofread a wide range of marketing projects, meeting client goals and adapting for various mediums and audiences. Range of materials will include magazines, videos, emails, articles, websites, newsletters, brochures, invitations, etc.
  • Serve as managing editor for alumni magazines, newsletters and school publications, including planning, writing, editing and production.
    • Collaborate with designers, photographers and writers to develop creative ideas and execute high-quality content for publications.
    • Engage with clients throughout the production process to ensure success in meeting expectations for quality, budget and delivery date.
  • Serve as project manager for various print, digital and creative projects as determined by the department manager.
    • Juggle a variety of projects, demonstrating ability to move quickly on short-term needs while making progress on longer-term goals.
    • Communicate expectations, turnaround times, number of anticipated revisions and any updates to timeline or process with the client and communicate client feedback to other team members.
    • Schedule and lead project meetings and review action items with clients and creative team.
    • Present creative concepts to clients, respond productively to feedback and ask clarifying questions to resolve misunderstandings.
  • Demonstrate strong people skills and the ability to work with a variety of team members and customers, building positive relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Note: Writing samples required. Provide website URL or attach a document with samples.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related area.
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple projects, meet deadlines and remain adaptable in a changing environment.
  • Experience in writing and editing for print and digital.
  • Magazine editing and production experience.
  • Proficient in AP style.
  • Working knowledge of the following software in Mac and PC formats: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of producing high-quality print and digital media content.
  • Ability to proactively identify communications and marketing opportunities and develop supporting creative.
  • Experience working in higher education is a plus.
Note: Writing samples required. Provide website URL or attach a document with samples.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline

Position will be open until filled

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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