The Manager of Editorial Services is responsible for day-to day editorial and strategic direction of all divisional writing projects with emphases on alumni engagement, development and stewardship writing, donor publicity, social media and event support as well as management of publications and select divisional initiatives. This position is part of the Advancement Communications staff within the Division of University Advancement and reports to the Director of Editorial and Creative Services of Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events.
Manages copywriting staff, freelancers and interns for the Division of University Advancement, serving the areas of alumni relations, development, stewardship, and donor relations.
Under direction of Director, oversees the day-to-day use and strategy of University Advancement voice, tone and brand language;
Under direction of Director, researches, writes and edits features, proposals, concept documents, case statements, press releases and other long-form divisional writing projects;
Provide day-to-day project oversight for all writing and editing projects
Serves as a key member on the Editorial and Creative Services team within University Advancement, providing recommendations for Editorial strategy and implementation;
Conducts interviews, gathers information and performs background research as needed to carry out writing and project tasks;
Creates, adheres to and manages timelines to ensure that deadlines are met to deliver high-quality finished writing projects;
Researches, interviews for, writes and edit features, proposals, press releases, video scripts and ad copy for divisional creative projects;
Collaborates with senior administration, faculty and development staff on the crafting of proposals, concept documents and case statements promoting programs and initiatives university-wide.
Bachelor's degree in English, Communication, Journalism, Marketing or related field with at least 3 years of writing experience. A combination of education and experience (including internships, co-ops and freelance work) may be considered;
Experience writing for higher education, non-profit, government and/or fundraising appeals required;
Knowledge of AP style required;
Excellent communication skills;
Excellent editing skills, including knowledge of grammar, style and format;
Ability to work collaboratively on a creative team;
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines;
Ability to manage and mentor editorial staff;
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
Internal Number: 6135
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission.
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