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Staff Writer/Editor, Office of Advancement Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 2932234
Staff Writer/Editor, Office of Advancement Georgetown University
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
Staff Writer/Editor, Office of Advancement - Georgetown University
The Staff Writer/Editor writes and edits a broad range of communications aimed at connecting and reconnecting alumni and donors with Georgetown University. Under the direction of the Director of Editorial Operations, this individual will produce sharp, web-friendly news and feature copy for magazines, reports, and websites (giving.georgetown.edu, alumni.georgetown.edu, feed.georgetown.edu) overseen by the Office of Advancement's communications team. The Staff Writer/Editor will also curate content for newsletters and assist with web content management. This individual will proofread a wide range of communications to ensure compliance with the Office of Advancement Style Guide.
The communication materials produced by Advancement Communications must be accurate, must correctly represent Georgetown's priorities and align with its brand, and must be delivered on time. The Staff Writer/Editor helps ensure that materials are of the highest quality and adhere to editorial standards and style. The writer/editor may be the last person to see an e-mail before it is distributed or an invitation before it is printed, so attention to detail and quality is critical.
The Staff Writer/Editor is part of a multi-disciplinary Communications team that includes editorial, creative, digital, and multimedia professionals. The writer/editor has contact with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and donors. This individual will write copy that is reviewed by other members of the team and edits copy written by others. Beyond other members of the Communications team, the writer/editor collaborates with teams throughout Advancement on critical events, reports, and public-facing materials. The individual must be proactive in reaching out to colleagues throughout Advancement and the university to pursue story ideas or to share content. This person must be able to take an inclusive lens and approach to interviewing alumni, faculty, staff, students, and donors of all backgrounds and life experiences, while incorporating such perspectives into content. This position reports to the Director of Editorial Operations and allows for some flexibility in terms of work schedule and teleworking.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Two to three years of experience in writing, editing, or marketing communications
Demonstrated ability to write sharp copy on a tight deadline with minimal edits
Strong writing, copyediting, and communication skills as well as interpersonal skills such as teamwork
Ability to identify and tell compelling stories about a diverse array of people and topics
Proactivity in utilizing language and creating content that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to effectively manage priorities in a deadline-driven environment
News writing and/or experience in higher education
Experience with content management systems, HTML, and analytics tools
Work Mode: Hybrid 2 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.