Editor, Barnard Magazine
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Communications, the Editor of Barnard Magazine will be an experienced storyteller and project manager, responsible for the full production of four (4) print/digital issues of the magazine per academic year, and overseeing content strategy and execution. The magazine is a critical marketing and communications tool that informs alumnae and current parents while building community, connections and engagement. It also serves as a portfolio for the College, elevating its public profile through online distribution channels such as Barnard.edu and related social media accounts. The Editor is responsible for helping to bring Barnard's strategic messages and positioning to alumnae, faculty, and other members of the Barnard community, as well as to those outside the community, through the quality and vigor of its editorial material. The magazine also keeps important constituencies updated on major events and news relating to the College.
As a member of the Communications team, the Editor also will be responsible for writing and editing related content produced by the department, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Exceptional editorial acumen, creativity and professionalism.
Thorough understanding of magazine publishing. Higher education experience preferred but not required.
Ability to conceptualize, develop, edit, and write high-quality articles/content on a variety of topics, with a keen eye for detail.
Ability to identify, secure, lead, and manage multiple creative resources.
Ability to prioritize, set, and abide by project deadlines, as well as ensure that deadlines are met by others.
Excellent organization, time-management, analytical, and problem-solving skills, along with a high degree of flexibility.
Ability to work in a small, collaborative team environment, present ideas persuasively, and collaborate with other Communications colleagues, as well as various departments of the College.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material with grace and diplomacy.
Required Qualification Summary
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred in creative writing, journalism, English, or related field.
Minimum 7 to 10 years of editorial experience, preferably in magazine, book, or custom publishing; an eye for photography, layout, and design is desirable.
Fluency in standard content, productivity and design applications, including Microsoft Office, InCopy, Google docs/sheets. Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and CMS/web publishing preferred.
Ability to work outside standard business hours, when required.
Experience working with higher education institutions preferred; an understanding and appreciation of academic/higher education culture and storytelling is required to be successful in this position.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.