Yale University Assistant Editor in New Haven, Connecticut

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Assistant Editor is responsible for researching, writing and producing a wide range of stories to highlight the impact of the school's programs, research, and people — including faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Essential Duties
  1. Generates original story ideas related to the school, including the people, programs, and issues at the heart of the school’s mission. 2. Writes and edits articles, press releases and feature stories of interest to diverse audiences, including prospective students, media, donors, alumni and others. 3. Works with Editorial Board to conceive and execute new directions and opportunities for the F&ES; biannual magazine, Canopy. 4. Curates, coordinates and edits the majority of content for Canopy, and works with the Design Manager to oversee the production schedule. 5. Arranges for photographs, illustrations, galleries and videos to complement stories; writes captions and supplementary materials for web and magazine content. 6. Serves as managing editor for the F&ES; social media presence, guiding a team of student assistants who contribute and post content. 7. Works with colleagues across F&ES; and Yale to identify, evaluate and measure the impact of the school’s communications vehicles and campaigns. 8. Monitors and reports on metrics and analytics for external media coverage and other data of interest. 9. Supports the communications team in proofreading, posting stories, and managing website and newsletter content. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree and four years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in journalism.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated experience in Journalism and a demonstrated ability to develop narrative stories, write short copy, proofread and edit content on deadline.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to research and quickly understand, distill and communicate complex concepts. Keen understanding of trends in media and digital publishing, including social media.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with careful attention to details and deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Great people skills; ability to relate with or develop an easy rapport with a broad range of faculty, staff, alumni and students in various stages of their careers from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Exceptional professionalism, ability to serve as a representative of the School and Communications Team in various settings and to various types of external audiences.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Degree in journalism, communications or equivalent field of study or professional experience. In-depth knowledge of environmental science and grasp of current events and trends in the area of environment and sustainability.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Original Posting Date: 16-Apr-2018

Supervisory Organization: School of Forestry &Environmental; Studies-Communications

Posting Position Title: Assistant Editor

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Regular

Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile: Supervisor; Senior Associate (P5)

Work Location: Central Campus

Worksite Address: 205 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Weekend Hours Required?: Occasional

Evening Hours Required?: Occasional

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus