Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications
UMKC’s Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications is
looking for a creative, collaborative editor/project manager to
write, edit, and manage the production of publications and digital
projects for UMKC academic and administrative units. The ideal
candidate would feel comfortable producing communications for
internal and external audiences and must be versed in print,
digital and visual media. Strong writing and organizational skills,
plus experience in meeting deadlines, are necessary.
The job requires someone who can:
- Manage print and digital projects as determined by the
- Juggle a variety of projects, demonstrating ability to move
quickly on short-term needs while making progress on longer-term
- 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
- Anticipate client needs and make suggestions on alternative or
additional projects when appropriate to increase efficiency,
respond to budget constraints or meet project goals.
- 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
- Demonstrate strong people skills and the ability to work with a
wide variety of team members and customers, building positive
- Collaborate with designers to develop creative ideas in
multiple formats and quickly execute high-quality content using
superb judgment, writing, editing and creative skills.
- Write, edit and proofread, keeping in mind client goals and
adapting for various mediums. Range of materials will include
magazines, videos, emails, websites, brochures, invitations,
- Writing samples required. Provide website URL or attach a
document with samples.
A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience, and at least 3 years of experience from which
comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Full Time/Part Time
- A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related
- 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 experience.
- Proficient in AP style.
- Working knowledge of the following software in Mac format:
Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign.
- Proven record of accomplishment of producing high-quality print
and digital media content.
- Creative problem-solving ability.
- Ability to proactively identify communications and marketing
opportunities and develop supporting creative.
- Experience working in higher education is a plus.
This is a full time, benefit eligible position.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
Remain open til filled.
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
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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