University of Maryland, Baltimore Editor in Baltimore, Maryland

University of Maryland Baltimore, Frances King Carey School of Law is currently seeking an Editor.The selected candidate will provide writing and editorial support to a wide range of publications and communications including the School of Law annual magazine, admissions materials, development materials, the weekly law school e-newsletter, web pages, and speeches as a key member of the Communications Office. Reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide editorial services to maintain style, grammar, and consistency with desired campus messages, in order to translate topics into interesting, understandable, and accurate publications.

  • Manage individual projects through direct involvement in client meetings, topic research, concept development, vendor contacts, and general administration for various law school publications.

  • Proof drafts, manuscripts and final art by providing reorganization, cuts, or rewrites as necessary.

  • Provide creative design services for print, web, email, and other outlets as necessary that are in line with law school and University branding standards.

  • Format text to check for font size, and general page layout, preparing final results for production in electronic format. Draft stories and news items for electronic and print publications.

  • Monitor events at the law school and/or news related to law school students, staff, faculty and alumni and post on social media and/or on website.

  • Write content for the School’s website, including feature stories and other content for the homepage and interior pages that promote the school’s mission and values. Develop a web content review schedule to ensure that content for departments, programs, centers and faculty is correct and current.

  • Work with School faculty on the creation and maintenance of faculty profile websites. Work with and serve as contact with external freelance writers as necessary.

  • Assist in organizing, formatting, writing, editing and proofreading publications drafted by law school staff and administration. Draft dean’s remarks, talking points, speeches and presentations, incorporating the use of appropriate multimedia technology.

  • Coordinate content and act as an editor in gathering, writing and organizing information for Dean’s Briefs, newsletters and other public information materials.

  • May perform administrative responsibilities including assisting in the establishment and maintenance of budgets.

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: *

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (English, journalism, public relations, communications) or related coursework

Three (3) years of experience in a related editorial environment.

Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes working well under pressure and within strict deadlines.

  • Ability to write effectively for a variety of communication vehicles.

  • Skill in generating story ideas that support the School’s mission.

  • Knowledge of electronic communications to include PowerPoint, word processing, e-mail, social networking, basic HTML for web development, and the Internet.

  • Writing skills to include excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading. Organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and application of generally accepted grant writing practices.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with a wide variety of individuals internal and external to the organizational.

  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to eye up items for consistency, accuracy, and style.

  • Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.

Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job: *Exempt Staff

Organization: *Frances King Carey School of Law - Communications and Events Services

Title: Editor

Location: null

Requisition ID: 1700013L