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The Publications Office at Bard College is seeking a full-time editor to research, write, and edit copy for some of the most visible documents put out by the College.
Responsibilities include myriad Commencement-related materials; announcements of events, such as lectures and concerts, and their programs; essays about orchestral music, opera, theater, and dance for the Conservatory of Music, Bard SummerScape, and the Bard Music Festival; the twice-yearly Bardian magazine; and informational materials for the Admission Office and branches of the extensive Bard network. Knowledge of classical music and/or music editing experience is a plus.
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.
Requirements include solid writing and fact-checking ability, broad general knowledge, attention to detail, grammatical proficiency, ability to work closely with graphic designers, familiarity with the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style, and at least three years of editing experience.
This is a full-time, exempt, and on-campus position reporting to the Director of Publications.
Work with staff, faculty, and students throughout the College and with the Director of Publications.
Independently gather information where and when needed for the project at hand.
Maintain consistency across projects using the Bard College Style Guide.
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.
About Bard Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the adjoining Montgomery Place estate, Bard's campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 50 academic programs; graduate degrees in 13 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 162-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at the main campus in the Hudson Valley has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.
Solid writing and fact-checking ability
Attention to detail
Broad general knowledge
Ability to work closely with graphic designers and meet multiple deadlines
At least three years of editing experience preferred
Familiarity with the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Google docs on a Mac is required
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.