Conceptualizes, researches, writes, and edits a range of written content for the dean including, but not limited to, speeches, talking points, introductions, briefings, invitations, correspondence, and memos for a wide variety of external and internal audiences.
Ensures that all decanal communications incorporate current Institute communications strategies, align with Institute objectives, and reflect the Dean's voice and style. Coordinates with staff across Institute to incorporate feedback and maintain consistent and cohesive tone and messaging in pieces with multiple contributors.
Plans and manages assigned writing projects, ensuring successful and on-schedule execution; managing timelines and progression of deliverables.
Provides fact-checking and highly skilled copy editing to ensure that written content most effectively and accurately conveys the intended message.
Establishes and maintains essential relationships with applicable internal and external stakeholders, gathering and effectively incorporating relevant input into assigned work.
Maintains an archive of all written materials and shares as needed with relevant internal staff.
Selects high-impact excerpts from written materials that can be shared through Radcliffe's social media and other communications channels.
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Four years of writing and/or copy-editing experience. Strong research skills and an ability to write quickly, clearly, persuasively, and accurately on a range of subjects related to an institution of higher education is required.
The candidate must have extremely high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, strong organization skills, and absolute commitment to task completion. He or she must be able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an aptitude for understanding complex issues and ability to translate and simplify them for key audiences. High level of discretion; ability to work with and manage confidential information, and good judgment are integral to the role.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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