University Marketing and Publications - Assistant Editor, University Publications

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Editor, University Publications.

The assistant editor is responsible for supporting the executive editor with the daily responsibilities of producing Bradley University’s publications. The assistant editor works with the editors, graphic designers, photographers, student interns, and freelancers.

The assistant editor reports directly to the executive editor of the magazine, who reports to the associate vice president for University Marketing and Publications.

The assistant editor is specifically responsible for the following:

  • Writes general assignments and features, copyedits, and prepares and compiles copy for print, online publications, etc.
  • Proofreads layouts.
  • Assists with duties including but not limited to the production processes of print and online magazines and other publications, as needed.
  • Attends and/or reports on events as a representative of University publications.
  • Performs all other business/office responsibilities normally expected of an assistant editor.
  • Attends to additional duties as requested by supervisors.

The assistant editor must have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a related field. Three to five years of experience in a similar position is required. Preference will be given to candidates with magazine publication experience. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively as a team member and also exhibit strong managerial, personnel, and communications skills in written and verbal forms. The assistant editor must be a published writer and an excellent and accurate copyeditor and proofreader who is familiar with proofreader’s marks and The Associated Press style and should also have a solid understanding of printing and production processes, a strong sense of design, and a general understanding of the capabilities of desktop publishing software.

The assistant editor must be available to work occasional overtime during the weeks and weekends leading up to and following deadlines and may also be assigned to represent the University at events outside of normal office hours.

In addition to the inherent duties of the position, the assistant editor should also possess strong public relations skills and be able to interface easily with staff, alumni, faculty, other University units, and the general public.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, current resume, complete contact information from a minimum of three professional references, and three professional writing samples to hilltopicsmag@bradley.edu.

For full consideration, application materials should be received by July 24, 2013. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Must be able to work in a non-ADA compliant building. 

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting candidates from underrepresented groups.