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Caltech's Office of Strategic Communications (OSC) works to define, promote, and protect Caltech's image, reputation, and brand. We create a wide range of content across multiple formats and platforms to tell the story of Caltech's people, their research, and how they create knowledge and advance discoveries that impact the world.
Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Institute Communications and Special Projects, the Senior Editor will be responsible for helping guide and strengthen the vision and editorial strategy for both online and print publications produced by OSC (and, in some cases, by partners across the Institute) that aim to engage both internal and external audiences, as well as editing those publications on a more granular level. The successful candidate will be able to partner effectively with external freelancers, internal divisions and departments, and team members across OSC to produce a cohesive and comprehensive suite of communications and vehicles that consistently represent Caltech's strategic goals and initiatives in their look, feel, and tone while meeting the Institute's standards of excellence.
Works with the Director of Institute Communications and Special Projects and other OSC staff to create and execute the vision and strategy for Caltech's Institute-level print and online publications.
Edits, curates, and supports the production of Caltech magazine's print and online publications; works in collaboration with Caltech magazine's Editor in Chief to develop, assign, and edit story ideas and to shape the magazine as a whole, and with the Art Director to ensure cohesion between the visuals and the editorial content.
Edits, curates, and supports the production of Institute-level advancement-related communications, including gift stories and profiles that highlight the impact of philanthropy in advancing Caltech's research and education mission; edits the last issue of The Caltech Effect emagazine, then works with the Director of Institute Communications and Special Projects to strategically integrate advancement-related communications into the Institute's other vehicles.
Leads or supports the development, editing, and production of key Institute communication vehiclesincluding but not limited to the Institute's #SoCaltech profile series, its weekly internal and external newsletters, one-off publications, and materials to support the Caltech. Signature Lectures and Public Programming effortsand contributes their expertise to the integration of these materials across communications vehicles, with a particular eye toward cultivating a robust digital experience.
Supports OSC's internal communications efforts through editing of content, idea generation, and support of curation of key internal websites, newsletters, and other vehicles
Assists in content creationassigning, editing, writing, and using multimedia skillsfor a wide variety of print- and web-based vehicles.
Provides copyediting support for content created across OSC (and, sometimes, from other Caltech constituencies).
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree and 5+ years' journalism/editorial experience required.
Demonstrated facility with scientific subject matter.
Excellent editing, writing, and interviewing skills; familiarity with editorial conventions; familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and ability to use in-house style guide to guide writing and editing of materials.
An understanding of recent trends and best practices in institutional print and online publications, including the ability to leverage analytics as a tool to inform editorial strategy.
Experience using multimedia to tell compelling stories; an understanding of best practices in moving a wide variety of communications vehicles to a robust digital platform.
Proficiency with MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe InDesign (and, in particular, with their editing functions).
Familiarity with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; with collaboration and project management tools such as Trello and Slack; and with a variety of editorial and design software products including Adobe Photoshop preferred but not required.
Ability to learn and use Caltech's Content Management System.
Copyediting experience preferred.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to simultaneously handle several projects at different levels of completion.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work as a member of a creative team.
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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