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Senior Editorial Writer

Wellesley, MA
Full-Time

This candidate should be experienced in editorial writing and understand the news process, as well as a general knowledge of pitching stories and media relations. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, able to proactively find and pitch stories, to develop relationships with stakeholders across the College, and able to work under deadline. They are able to work autonomously and also are a team player, working closely with other members of Communications & Public Affairs and collaborating on projects.

Responsibilities

  • Writing stories and creating content for Wellesley’s Spotlight news section, which publishes two to three times a week.

    • Create corresponding social media posts for stories as well, and if relevant, media pitches and releases.

  • Consistently bring new story ideas and content opportunities to the editorial team for discussion, sourcing new story ideas from across the College and community, the news, and current events.

  • Build a repository of “evergreen” content and story ideas to use when needed in the team’s editorial calendar.

  • Assist Editorial and Social Media Director in other social media content creation.

  • Assist Director of Media Relations in media relations and communications efforts, pitching ideas and opportunities, and press release writing.

    • Contribute as needed on other media relations tasks and fielding requests.

  • Assist with other communications writing (website, etc.) as needed.

  • Work together with the rest of the Communications & Public Affairs team to build the College’s profile in traditional, online, and social media.

Education

B.A., B.S. or B.F.A. degree preferred.

Experience

Minimum five-year proven track record in writing news and editorial content and/or media relations. Experience in developing communications and working under deadline is preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent writing and editing ability and understanding of the College's mission.

  • Strong experience in a newsroom/editorial setting.

  • Excellent time management skills.

Work Sub-Type

Administrative

EEO Statement

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply

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