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Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Editorial Manager plays three important roles: Managing all publications-from shepherding event collateral to serving as the strategic lead/editor-in-chief of Radcliffe Magazine.
Serving as a key content strategist on the Communications Team. S/he will play a central role in contributing to and executing on the Director of Communications overarching content strategy across platforms.
Owning Radcliffe's editorial policy/house style and ensuring consistent usage.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working with Radcliffe's leadership, a range of internal stakeholders, and diverse subject experts, the Editorial Manager is in a unique position to surface stories. By leveraging this, s/he is expected to identify stories and features not only for Radcliffe publications, but for other platforms as well.
Works collaboratively with all members of the communications team to co-develop communications packages for a range of audiences and communication channels.
Conveys the work of the Institute to various audience in compelling and thoughtful ways.
Plans the content of Radcliffe Magazine, writes (some) articles, assigns articles to freelancers and in-house writers, and edits articles. Manages the design, production, and distribution of Radcliffe Magazine.
In close collaboration with staff at the Schlesinger Library on the content and design of the library newsletter, oversees its production and distribution, ensuring that the publication advances the mission of the Radcliffe Institute while communicating with a targeted audience.
Writes, edits, copyedits, and proofreads a variety of Institute materials including the Radcliffe website, outreach materials, campaign materials and press releases-as needed.
Whenever possible, uses data to drive decision making and invests time and energy into understanding Radcliffe's audiences and developing content to meet the needs of these audiences.
Forecasts, prepares, and manages the publications budget. Ensures that all invoices in the Communications department are accurately coded.
Owns Radcliffe's editorial policy/house style and ensures consistent usage across the Institute. Refines regularly. Trains Radcliffe staff as needed and works with freelance copy editors and proofreaders to ensure consistency.
Embodies the ideal of working in a university by supporting a culture of learning and growth. Seeks opportunities to learn and build skills as well as opportunities to help others to develop and grow.
Supports a culture of inclusion and diversity.
Supervises the work of freelance writers, photographers, copy editors, publication designers, proofreaders, and other staff as assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities according to the Institute's/University's management policies, procedures and any applicable laws.
Responsibilities include hiring and training, planning and assigning work, conducting performance appraisals, addressing performance issues and resolving problems.
A minimum of seven years of both writing and editorial experience on a major publication. Experience serving as a magazine or journal editor preferred.
Proven ability to identify stories and to get those stories told in compelling ways.
Bachelor's degree in communications, media, or related field.
Sound understanding of digital media platforms and the importance of working collaboratively across channels.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and to meet deadlines despite competing demands.
Excellent client management skills and judgment. Patience, empathy, and a sense of humor will serve you well in this role.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and general digital competence and a willingness to learn.
Work experience in higher education a plus.
University/college magazine experience is preferred.
Knowledge of fundraising goals and techniques preferred.
Familiarity with Harvard and the Radcliffe Institute is a plus.
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