The USC Rossier School of Education seeks an experienced editor and writer to serve as the managing editor of the schoolâs biannual magazine and be responsible for developing articles about school initiatives, faculty research and alumni.Â This person will also assist with social media, development and marketing communications. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative storyteller who is able to translate academic research into compelling narratives that engage both academic and non-academic audiences.Â
Job accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following.
Writes and edits documents for the school (e.g. articles, books, brochures, letters, newsletters, speeches). Identifies and determines topics or subjects for various projects.
Researches, verifies, reads, proofs, edits and rewrites copy. Ensures accuracy and completeness of projects. Interviews sources when appropriate.
Schedules and coordinates all aspects of publication production in order to meet all applicable deadlines, such as design, typesetting, layout, paste-up, printing, binding, distribution, etc.
Interprets technical, specialized and/or academic material from a wide variety of disciplines or sources to produce written communication pieces for a general audience.
Designs and creates documents using computerized graphics, desktop publishing and word processing software. Determines type(s) of artwork (e.g. illustrations, photos, charts, graphs, design covers) to accompany documents while considering compatibility, content, audience, style, format, intent, etc.
Assists in maintaining editorial writing quality for the schoolâs website.
Interacts with all internal and external sources necessary to successfully complete assignments.
A minimum of three years of experience as a professional writer and a degree in journalism or communications is preferred, as is some experience in higher education. Â A demonstrated commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired.
THIS IS A FIXED TERM POSITION
About USC and the Rossier School of Education
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. In a comprehensive 2018 ranking,Â The Wall Street JournalÂ andÂ Times Higher EducationÂ rankedÂ USC 17th among more than 1,000 public and private universities.
Over the past 100 years, the USC Rosser School of Education has emerged as a leader in innovative, collaborative solutions to improve education outcomes.Â It has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. This commitment is recognized in its mission to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. The schoolâs work is field-based, in the classroom, as well as online, having pioneered a highly successful and rapidly expanding online Master in Teaching (MAT) program that was the first from a major research university. It supports the most forward-thinking scholars and researchers, whose work is having direct impact on student outcomes in K-12 schools and in higher education. Under Dean Karen Symms Gallagherâs leadership, USC Rossier has risen to #10 among graduate schools of education in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:Â In order for your application to be considered, a cover letter and resume must be attached.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience with writing, editing, proofreading, and the preparation of materials for publication.
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