Editor of University Publications
University Communications is responsible for the strategic,
integrated management of Catholic University’s brand. The
communications department manages the University’s brand through
crisis communications, media and public relations, communication of
institutional campaigns and initiatives, internal communications,
University news reporting, special events, and University
publications (magazine, annual report).
The Editor of University Publications is an integral member of the
editorial team, and is responsible for setting the editorial
direction of the digital and print editions of University
publications, primarily CatholicU magazine and the annual report.
The Executive Editor is responsible for the planning, writing, and
editing of the publications.
The Executive Editor of University Publications will draw on a deep
understanding of current print and digital publishing trends to
develop a strategy in coordination with the Director of Content
Strategy to enhance the importance and depth of the University’s
digital publications, as well as a vision for how print and digital
approaches can work together to serve existing audiences and create
bonds with new readers. Organize and prioritize projects in a
fast-paced, deadline-oriented and rapidly changing business
In coordination with the Director of Content Strategy, set the
editorial direction of digital and print University publications,
primarily CatholicU magazine and the annual report, to meet
University objectives and goals. Lead the development of digital
versions of established print publications, such as a newsletter
for CatholicU Magazine. Serve in a consultatory role in the
planning and production of publications that are created by other
schools and divisions, such as the magazine of the School of
Engineering. In coordination with campus stakeholders, including
senior leadership, Advancement, Admissions, and Marketing, generate
story ideas that meet stated business goals.
Lead magazine meetings to discuss features, layouts, and artwork.
Assign stories to staff members or freelance writers, manage
deadlines, work with writers to identify angles and sources,
coordinate with the art director the artwork and graphic elements.
Work with the art director for the layout and design of print
publications; work with Marketing for the layout and design of
digital publications. Manage the workflow of University
publications, creating a list of each magazine's feature, column,
and department stories and other editorial. Proofread, edit, and
rewrite articles to meet publication standards. Maintain the
University's style guidelines. Supervise freelancers and other
external partners assigned to projects. Lead the planning, writing,
and editing of publications and reports of the Division of
A Bachelor's Degree and eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience
managing publications that support business goals.
Demonstrable skills and experience in the following areas:
● Good written communication skills: Ability to express information
effectively, and to create, compose, and edit written
● Exceptional knowledge of current digital and print publication
● Substantial experience using web content management systems
● Experience using Google Workspace applications, Microsoft Office
Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Acrobat
● Proven ability to manage all aspects of production of
high-quality creative publications.
● Excellent verbal, writing/editing, organizational and
● Experience implementing AP and/or Chicago Style.
● Flexibility, ability to juggle multiple tasks; function well in a
fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
● Computer literacy (proficiency in G-Suite, Microsoft Word, e-mail
and Internet) a must.
● Experience with content-management applications.
● Knowledge of the Catholic Church required.
● Organizational skills: Ability to organize work, coordinate with
team members to accomplish goals, and ensure progress is made on
● Technology awareness: Knowledge of developments and new
applications of Internet technologies.
● Teamwork skills: Ability to work effectively in teams.
● Experience managing a budget.
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