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Position Classification: Part-time, 12-month, Staff, salaried exempt
Hours:Hours worked per week will vary due to production schedule of magazine; not to exceed 900 hours for the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)
Reports to: Director of Communications
St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a part-time Communications Assistant/Magazine Editor (“Editor”) for the School’s community-wide publication, STC Magazine.
Serving approximately 980 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s School is committed to cultivating a school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning.
Published two times a year, the Editor serves as the chief architect for this highly-visible publication. The Editor manages the tone, voice, look and feel of STC Magazine. The Editor is expected to have a deep knowledge of St. Christopher’s and a solid understanding of the overarching narrative being told by the School. Responsibilities include developing content themes and story ideas to advance the School’s narrative in collaboration with the Director of Communications and the rest of the Communications team.
Editor and chief architect of all aspects of STC Magazine, including:
Responsible for overseeing and executing scheduling and production and the work of other writers, designers and photographers
Identify and write timely stories of interest, covering School life, faculty and staff news, and Alumni spotlights
Edit all copy; ensure accuracy of information in the magazine
Work closely with other members of the Communications team to ensure cohesive messaging and branding
Work closely with the Development team to incorporate the Annual Report into the fall issue of STC Magazine
Ensure the School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging is well-represented and articulated
Qualifications and Key Skills:
Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, communications or a related field.
A minimum of three years of relevant work experience on a magazine, e-magazine or e-newsletter, or with a marketing firm.
Experience as a writer, communication specialist or similar position
Experience conducting interviews and writing in a range of styles; must have strong writing and editing skills
Strong knowledge of Associated Press style
Expert grammar, editing and proofreading skills
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Demonstrated project management skills; proficient in using Adobe writer
Must have acute attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
Effective October 22, 2021, School policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The School offers an interactive process to assess whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be submitted via e-mail to Laura Dick, Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: email@example.com. Please include “Magazine Editor” in the subject line.
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.