Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTION
The copyeditor/writer is responsible for copyediting and fact checking content for multiple university communications across various platforms including print, email, web, and social media, among others; line editing also may necessary. The copyeditor/writer is responsible for writing content for multiple university communications across those same platforms, all to support the university’s visibility, brand awareness, and admission goals. The individual in this position also works with the content director to help manage and post content to the university’s news website.
Special Schedule Requirements
Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.
Education & Experience
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position along with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in communications, media, or a related field. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required, as is advanced proficiency in AP Style and/or Chicago Manual of Style. Excellent reporting, interviewing, and fact checking skills are required. Experience in higher education, the nonprofit sector, and/or a science and technology setting is a bonus.
Knowledge & Skills
The right person for the job will be—
• Passionate about good editing, writing, and grammar
• Able to think critically and creatively
• Curious about the world
• Detail oriented and willing to go the extra mile to ensure factual accuracy
• Web savvy
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and working knowledge of Google Apps
• Able to work well under deadline
• Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Willing to take direction
Candidates who are contacted for an interview may be required to take both a timed writing test and a timed copyediting test. In addition to vitae, candidates should provide work samples and references.
Certifications and Licenses
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Reporting to the director of content, the copyeditor/writer will copyedit and fact check content for university communications across various platforms including print, emails, web, and social media, among others; line editing also may be necessary. The position requires strict adherence to the highest editing standards.
Percentage Of Time 60
Write content for various other university communications.
Percentage Of Time 35
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