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The Publications Office at Bard College is seeking a full-time editor/writer to research, edit, and write copy for some of the most visible documents put out by the College. The person is part of a team of editors and designers whose goal is to present the College in a positive light and disseminate materials that are accurate, informative, and readable.
The successful candidate is able to work simultaneously on multiple projects and is able to organize priorities. Excellent writing, proofreading, and communication skills are essential.
College documents put out by the Publications Office include myriad Commencement-related materials; brochures, viewbook, and other timely materials for the Admission Office; the twice-yearly Bardian magazine; posters and announcements of events, such as lectures and concerts, and their programs; essays about orchestral music, opera, theater, and dance for Bard SummerScape, the Bard Music Festival, and other occasions; and informational materials for branches of the extensive Bard network.
Requirements include familiarity with the latest editions of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, at least three years of editing experience, solid writing and fact-checking ability, broad general knowledge, attention to detail, willingness and ability to learn the College's writing and editing style and complex institutional structure, grammatical proficiency, ability to work closely with graphic designers, and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of classical music and/or music editing experience is a plus.
This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Publications. Please note that no vacation time is permitted during the month of May because of Commencement responsibilities.
Work with clients throughout the College and with the director of publications on the goals, style, and parameters of various publication projects.
Develop an independent ability to find out information where and when needed for the project at hand.
Understand language and methodological usage according to the Bard College Style Guide so as to maintain consistency across projects.
Learn about and work with others in the Bard network, which ranges from the Center for Civic Engagement on campus to partner institutions in Berlin, elsewhere in the world, and throughout the United States.
Meet deadlines with copy that is clear, to the point, and appropriate to the individual project.
Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word on a Mac is required.
Familiarity with the latest editions of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
At least three years of editing experience
Solid writing and fact-checking ability
Broad general knowledge
Attention to detail
Willingness and ability to learn the College's writing and editing style and complex institutional structure
Ability to work closely with graphic designers and meet multiple deadlines
Knowledge of classical music and/or music editing experience is a plus
Please submit cover letter, resume, three writing samples, a diversity statement, and the contact information for three references by following this link to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/104594
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.