Communications Editor - Law



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The Communications Editor is responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading marketing communications materials (including articles for the alumni magazine and various newsletters, promotional brochure copy, web content, press releases, social media posts, and Dean's remarks/presentations) with a special emphasis on content coming out of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. The Communications Editor creates new content for the Law School's web site and other electronic communications as well as writes and edits content for external print publications including marketing brochures and newsletters. Working closely with department leadership and the web team, the Communications Editor will manage the content and maintain the consistency of the Law School's Web presence and help effectively promote the Law School's strategy and message online.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or English, or related field or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training from which comparable skills can be acquired.
3-5 years' professional writing experience, including writing magazine feature stories and newsletter articles, promotional brochure copy, and online content, and experience working in new media, web-based projects, and internal/corporate communications.
Strong proofreading and editing skills; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
Creative writer and thinker.
General understanding of Web design and usability, although this is not a design position.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; working knowledge of Excel; knowledge of HTML and willingness to learn web authoring programs.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Excellent judgment as well as interpersonal, negotiation, organizational skills and sense of humor.
Ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

Previous experience working in Photoshop, Acrobat, and web content management systems.
Web content writing experience.
Experience in both external and internal communications.
Previous client-relations experience (internal or external).
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of multiple Web browser and navigation standards.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.