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Reporting the Senior Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, the Senior Editor/Writer leads the development of high-quality communications at Fordham Law School – including the Fordham Lawyer, written speeches, digital stories, etc. This individual sets, refines, and reinforces the school’s voice and strengthens its reputation.
Acts as a key member of the Fordham Law marcom team and partners with the creative director
Serves as editorial lead on internal and external marcom efforts aimed at motivating key audiences
External: alumni, peers (at other law schools), prospective students, influencers
Internal: students, faculty, administrators, colleagues at other Fordham schools
Manages organization’s voice by crafting/editing communications to ensure consistent style/message
Significant ongoing projects:
Manages the story pipeline: vet and prioritizes stories coming over the transom and proactively mines for stories that serve strategic priorities
Serves as editorial lead on The Fordham Lawyer magazine (twice a year as a print and digital publication). Develops magazine content plan, leads editorial committee, manages content contributors: part-time writers, freelancers, photographers, and proofreaders
Writes speeches and talking points, primarily for the dean but occasionally for other leaders
Updates the Law School’s newsroom
Updates key portions of the website
Edits social media content generated by marketing specialist and writing staff as needed
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in journalism, marketing, communications/PR preferred
5+ years of work experience demonstrating progressive responsibility in communications roles
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, web content management systems and Wordpress
A passion for the Law School’s mission and the day-to-day work
Strong writing, editing, and research skills
Clear evidence of creativity and strategic, brand-aligned communication
Demonstrated ability to foster cooperative environments and work in a collegial fashion
Ability to juggle priorities, stay flexible, and manage projects from inception to completion
High energy, positive attitude, takes initiative
Strong work ethic and a “growth mindset” – an orientation towards trying new things, innovating
Ability to proactively apply knowledge of emerging trends and technology to the work
Attention to detail and an eye for compelling facts
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.