Coach and help to manage staff and freelance writers
Conceptualize and create graphics for articles
Manage daily editorial pipeline and production
Coordinate special projects
Works closely with the HBS Working Knowledge team to devise interesting story ideas that convey emerging faculty research and ideas in a reader-friendly way for a sophisticated-yet-practical business audience.
Serves as a key partner in supporting and advancing the content and distribution strategy set forth by the Editor-in-Chief.
Assigns and edits content created by staff and freelance writers, coaching them to meet Working Knowledge's high standards for clarity and accuracy and to reflect the publication's editorial voice.
Occasionally contributes to Working Knowledge as a writer, adding to the flow of original feature stories under the general direction of the Editor-in-Chief.
Proactively keeps up with emerging research at HBS, including upcoming books and other publications by faculty authors.
Works independently and as part of a team. Exercises professional judgment under tight deadlines.
Other appropriate duties as assigned
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or Business is required
Minimum 5 years' experience writing, editing and creating social content for news or other digital publications is required.
Strong understanding of business and finance is required.
Experience managing writers and working with subject matter experts.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to improve the quality of writing.
Strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
Experience in an academic setting and with navigating both quantitative and qualitative research on a wide variety of topics. Evidence of a high level of creativity and autonomy.
Ability to take complex and abstract business terms and ideas and translate them for a broader business audience using the latest digital tools and social media channels.
Ability to perform under deadline pressure, and juggle several projects simultaneously.
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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