The University of Texas at Austin Editor II - Publications and Communications Manager in Austin, Texas

Editor II - Publications and Communications Manager

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Hourly salary

$14.31 - $21.70

Hours per week

19.00 Flexible from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 08/01/2017

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Coordinate and manage content published by NISOD, including Innovation Abstracts, The NISOD Papers, email marketing communications, press releases, and web copy. This position also assists with promoting NISOD's programs, events, and other initiatives.

Essential Functions

Serve as publisher/editor of Innovation Abstracts and other NISOD publications. Proofread and edit articles submitted by volunteers for substance, organization, style, grammar, clarity, and conciseness. Help identify volunteer authors, manage content, and coordinate with authors to meet established deadlines. Post Innovation Abstracts and other publications to NISOD's website. Compose and distribute NISOD's weekly membership e-newsletter, NISODirect, as well as all other marketing email blasts, through Constant Contact. Assist Associate Director and Membership Administrative Assistant establish a comprehensive editorial marketing strategy inclusive of all communication vehicles, including social media, direct mail, email, etc. Write effective outreach copy as needed (e.g., press releases, recruiting letters, etc.). Proactively identify opportunities to communicate and enhance NISOD's position in the higher education landscape. As needed, review NISOD's website for inconsistencies, broken links, outdated information, etc. Assist with NISOD's annual conference, including drafting and distributing daily informational emails to conference participants.

Marginal/Incidental functions

NISOD is a highly collaborative work environment, and occasionally other duties may be assigned that arise from important organizational needs.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, English, or equivalent. Two to three years of experience in writing and editing for publication. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. This position mostly telecommutes. Minimum of one one year experience working with print or digital publications. Proven proofreading and editing skills. Exceptional organization, time management, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities while meeting tight deadlines. Advanced PC and or Mac proficiency, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Ability and willingness to learn new software and programs as required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, English. Minimum of one year experience working with in media relations.Proficiency in WordPress and Constant Contact, or their equivalents. Knowledge of AP, APA, and MLA styles.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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