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Fordham University
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 



Reporting the Senior Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, the Senior Editor/Writer leads the development of high-quality communications at Fordham Law School – including the Fordham Lawyer, written speeches, digital stories, etc. This individual sets, refines, and reinforces the school’s voice and strengthens its reputation.



  • Acts as a key member of the Fordham Law marcom team and partners with the creative director
  • Supervises writers, freelance photographers, agency partners
  • Serves as editorial lead on internal and external marcom efforts aimed at motivating key audiences
    • External: alumni, peers (at other law schools), prospective students, influencers
    • Internal: students, faculty, administrators, colleagues at other Fordham schools
  • Manages organization’s voice by crafting/editing communications to ensure consistent style/message
  • Significant ongoing projects:
    • Manages the story pipeline: vet and prioritizes stories coming over the transom and proactively mines for stories that serve strategic priorities
    • Serves as editorial lead on The Fordham Lawyer magazine (twice a year as a print and digital publication). Develops magazine content plan, leads editorial committee, manages content contributors: part-time writers, freelancers, photographers, and proofreaders
    • Writes speeches and talking points, primarily for the dean but occasionally for other leaders
    • Updates the Law School’s newsroom
    • Updates key portions of the website
    • Edits social media content generated by marketing specialist and writing staff as needed




  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in journalism, marketing, communications/PR preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience demonstrating progressive responsibility in communications roles
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, web content management systems and Wordpress
  • A passion for the Law School’s mission and the day-to-day work
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills
  • Clear evidence of creativity and strategic, brand-aligned communication
  • Demonstrated ability to foster cooperative environments and work in a collegial fashion
  • Ability to juggle priorities, stay flexible, and manage projects from inception to completion
  • High energy, positive attitude, takes initiative
  • Strong work ethic and a “growth mindset” – an orientation towards trying new things, innovating
  • Ability to proactively apply knowledge of emerging trends and technology to the work
  • Attention to detail and an eye for compelling facts
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.









Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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