Hampshire College Writer/Editor - Two Positions in Amherst, Massachusetts

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Writer/Editor - Two Positions

Search:#655 Date Posted: 05/23/2018 Type/Department:Administrator in Communications Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications Apply Now:Would you like to apply for this position?

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for two writer/editors in the office of communications.

The writer/editor is a first-rate, versatile communications staff member who will create a range of content — authentic, compelling, steeped in Hampshire's character and creative sensibility — to engage the College's varied constituencies and advance the business goals for admissions, retention, student life, development, alum relations, the academy, media outreach, brand impact, and more. The writer/editor can produce superb texts in some or all of these forms, which are essential to Hampshire's success: reporting, narrative (magazine) journalism, marketing, op-eds, essays, tone-poems, and public remarks — from body text to headline sell-copy. Must have demonstrated ability to identify compelling topics, conduct thorough research, write with velocity and smarts, capture and amplify Hampshire's voice, and adapt to any communications platform. It is essential that the writer/editor having a deep understanding of the goals of each project and the strategies to achieve them.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in communications, journalism, or literature, with a minimum of five years of job-related experience. Qualified candidate will have superior writing and editing skills (from journalism to marketing copy). They should possess an intellectual and creative spark with the ability to dive deep into a wide range of content, understand the issues and the details that matter, and translate the content into words that will reach both the head and the heart and motivate Hampshire's constituents to act: to apply for admission; to volunteer or give philanthropically; or simply hold Hampshire in some esteem for its values and importance as a singular learning organization. The candidate must be able to help publicize College achievements in national and international press; stay informed of campus community concerns; capture Hampshire's character and distinctive point of view in all written projects; be an excellent researcher and interviewer; and able to organize, set priorities, and manage several projects at once with a minimum of supervision. Successful candidate must be adaptable with a willingness and capacity to “turn on a dime” when priorities change. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. These positions require a valid driver’s license and must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College’s driver credentialing policy.

These full time, benefited positions hold a grade 5 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule and require minimal travel. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

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Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.