Editor, Office of the Vice President - 74943
Job Family: Communications
Job Series: Editor
Job Code: 4252
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Perform content development and editorial review under minimal supervision.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President for Development, the Editor is responsible for the project management and editing of all Office of Development (OOD) briefings, itineraries, and calendars for the President, Provost, and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Successful applicants for this position are able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple demands, often with competing demands and a high degree of pressure.
This role requires excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and diplomacy. Able to work both independently and part of a team, the editor role requires patience, flexibility, sharp attention to detail, and a proven ability to identify problems, generate ideas, and make sound decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; ability to synthesize large amounts of information.
SPECIFIC CORE DUTIES*:
- Research, plan, write, and edit original/complex publications for style and substance.
- Ensure adherence of editorial content to guidelines and oversee the work of other staff.
- Recommend changes and amendments to communications or publications.
- Manage the process of requesting senior leadership participation in meetings or events and ensure that requests are clear and thorough. Maintain clear records of requests and supporting material.
- Work within deadlines and constraints of clients.
- Advise and collaborate with clients on editorial and publication methods.
- Communicate with writers, editors, photographers, vendors, and contractors, and review publication process.
- Serve as a resource in developing strategies that promote effective delivery of publications/editorials to target audiences.
- Comfort dealing with ambiguity; flexible, adaptable and able to cope effectively with change.
*- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles, terminology, procedures, and best practices of communications, public relations, and editorial content.
- Extensive experience in planning and implementing complex publications/editorial projects.
- Demonstrated ability to synthesize and coordinate materials from multiple resources.
- Demonstrated ability to edit complex stories for both style and substance.
- Exceptional attention to detail and thorough command of editorial and proofreading skills.
- Experience producing highly effective work within the deadline and constraints of clients.
- Extensive experience and understanding of job-required software applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
- Demonstrated ability to apply discretion and judgment in evaluating implications of information release to internal and external audiences.
- Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
- Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- May work extended hours or weekends.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Office of Development
Job Code: 4252