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This person rides point on editorial digital operations with hands-on content management responsibilities while providing a broad range of departmental support. The position requires digital editorial and presentation skills, news judgment and understanding of the Virginia Magazine audience, reporting and writing ability, detail-oriented project management and organizational skills, astute and attentive customer-service skills and, in all things, professionalism.
The University of Virginia Alumni Association seeks to attract and retain a diverse work force and encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply. We're an equal opportunity employer.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the digital components of Virginia Magazine storytelling, from ideation to execution, including identifying opportunities for digital exclusives and offering ways to adapt and enhance content elements from the print edition
Track and analyze audience engagement metrics
Work with the creative team, identifying necessary pieces of art for digital presentations
Work with the marketing department to promote Virginia Magazine content through social media and other digital channels
Work with the managing editor to plan, budget, and produce the monthly VIRGINIA MAGAZINE e-newsletters using online best practices
Manage, curate, and regularly refresh the uvamagazine.org website
Maintain the Articles Database, including subject-matter tagging, be able to work within the Virginia Magazine CMS
Prepare the Letters, Class Notes and In Memoriam sections of the magazine
Offer story ideas and otherwise contribute to editorial planning
Contribute original content to Virginia Magazine, such as Class Notes and In Memoriam sidebars, New & Noteworthy reviews, and pieces for other magazine departments
Serve as the Communications Department’s frontline customer service representative, including handling queries and complaints
Assist with magazine production, including prepress proofing
Such other duties as assigned and as the position evolves
Experience in a publishing environment strongly preferred
Good working knowledge of the University of Virginia
Must have proven deadline experience
Must have proven customer service experience
Experience with content management systems and archival databases
Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional)
Must be adept at learning new software and new platforms and systems
Deep understanding of digital journalism best practices and the curiosity to keep abreast of emerging trends
Superior news judgment and sense of audience
Reader-first journalism sensibilities and ethics
Demonstrable newswriting, feature writing, and news judgment skills
Good communication and writing skills
Organizational skills, the ability to managing multiple projects each with a series of internal deadlines
Must be committed to providing excellent customer service
Va. Alumni and their families
Va. Alumni Association staff
Va. faculty and staff
A highly collaborative and collegial creative department of hard-working, dedicated professionals
The UVA Alumni Association has a mission to build the strongest bond of affinity among alumni and between alumni and the University of Virginia while representing the independent voice and perspectives of alumni. The Alumni Association is grounded in core values of integrity, inclusion, connection, innovation, and service. In support of this mission, and through the work of approximately 80 employees, the Alumni Association seeks to engage a diverse audience of over 253,000 UVA alumni living and working across the globe.
The Alumni Association delivers programs and services to UVA alumni through a wide range of activities that include: alumni events and programming (in person and digitally); volunteer recruitment, training, management and stewardship; career networking; college advising; and multi-channel, broad-based communications.