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Managing Editor of Digital and Editorial Content

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Managing Editor of Digital and Editorial Content

Job no: 528337
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication

Department: Journalism
Classification: Public Info Representative 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.43 - $34.32 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes November 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please complete the online application including providing 3 professional references, and upload a cover letter outlining what makes you an ideal candidate for the position.

Department Summary
The Communication and Events Office at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) manages and communicates the school's brand and key messages to advance the strategic objectives and goals of the school and the university, including recruiting students and faculty, stewarding alumni and donors, and building the national reputation of the school.

The Communication and Events Office plans and executes the school's overall marketing and communication strategy; actively manages and directs the school's website and affiliated social media presences; plans, creates, produces, and distributes collateral and marketing pieces, including the annual yearbook, viewbooks, e-newsletters, brochures, blogs, advertisements, videos, and editorial content; and develops and administers the school's graphic design, writing, user interface, and logo usage standards and guidelines in accordance with the university's overall marketing strategy and brand standards.

The planning and coordination of marketing and communication services, the creation and distribution of image-building communications, and strategies for media presence have a significant impact for school and university advancement in increasing recruitment/retention of high-caliber students and faculty, and in relationship and reputation building among practicing professionals, community agencies, donors, and alumni. These relationships affect the broader ability of the school to raise funds for the support of students, faculty, and programs. Strong strategies to brand and market the school image, and strategies to communicate the school's support for diverse learning communities, aid the school in the recruitment of students and faculty and in public relations, information dissemination, and development activities.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Communication in the SOJC, the Managing Editor of Digital and Editorial Content creates written content and provides editorial support for publications, both print and digital, distributed from the SOJC. This includes but is not limited to writing for marketing materials, websites, social media, newsletters, news stories, and calendar postings.

The Managing Editor of Digital and Editorial Content works closely with the Communication Director to develop editorial strategy, seek out and develop story ideas, and foster relationships with UO and alumni sources. The position is responsible for planning, coordinating, writing, and editing SOJC news stories, marketing communication projects, and publications; copy-editing and proofreading; writing copy for social media campaigns; supervising student writers; and performing other duties as a creative contributor to the SOJC Communication and Events Office.

Minimum Requirements
  • Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization that involved gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization's public relations program.

    A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a closely related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Expertise in developing and/or implementing editorial strategy and marketing campaigns.
  • Expert knowledge of AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, and grammar.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, editing, and storytelling.
  • Ability to project-manage multimedia projects and publications.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and be self-directed
  • Attention to detail and copy-editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a collaborative part of a creative team.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Communications experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with both journalistic and marketing writing.
  • Experience managing digital content, including web, email, and social media communications.
  • Experience using content marketing and social media to achieve institutional goals.
  • Experience with project management software such as Asana, Basecamp, Trello, or Wrike.
  • Experience managing or advising junior employees or interns.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and backgrounds.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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