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About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world.
Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing.
At Kellogg, we are educating, equipping and inspiring leaders to excel in today’s complex Collaboration Economy. As a global community, Kellogg welcomes and embraces diverse perspectives that together enrich learning. Our vibrance can be seen throughout our dynamic community:
Kellogg students learn to build strong organizations that drive value creation in markets, harness the architectures of collaboration, deftly navigate between the private and public sectors, and innovate in the marketplace at firms large and small.
Our world-class faculty are recognized thought leaders whose teaching and cutting-edge research change how the world thinks about complex problems affecting business and society.
The school’s powerful global alumni network is 54,000-strong, comprised of true Kellogg leaders who lead top organizations.
About This Position
The Senior Research Editor, Insight manages and develops content promoting the thought leadership generated by faculty and affiliates of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This candidate will be a part of a team charged with expanding and shaping the direction of Kellogg Insight, our digital hub of thought leadership, and expanding the production and dissemination of such content via other channels.
This position is responsible for overseeing content that communicates faculty research to a broad but sophisticated business audience. The ideal candidate is a sharp developmental editor with significant experience strategizing for audience development, making metrics-based decisions, and managing sensitive and complex special projects. The position will directly supervise freelance writers and help to mentor more junior staff, with a focus not only on Kellogg Insight but also on the development of content across multiple channels, including LinkedIn and our newsletters. The position will develop and lead a new process for producing additional content for new channels, in collaboration with faculty and with staff across Kellogg.
This candidate should have a demonstrated ability to communicate scientific/economic/technical information in an engaging way. Familiarity with the academic research process is a must, as is the ability to work closely with faculty across multiple disciplines to convey complex research in meaningful ways. Multimedia storytelling and data visualization experience is strongly preferred. This role works closely with the Editor in Chief, Business and Art Editor, Multimedia Editor, Marketing Manager, and other staff across Kellogg responsible for producing and distributing content. This role is also responsible for recruiting and managing a large pool of freelance science writers. Limited evening and weekend hours as needed.
Manage research editorial services for Kellogg Insight
Design and edit data visualizations
Coordinate with faculty to fact-check
Recruit and manage our pool of freelance research writers
Recruit freelance science writers
Manage freelance science writers
Find and procure additional content for multiple channels for thought leadership
Build and foster relationships with Kellogg School faculty
Solicit and curate content from faculty
Synthesize faculty expertise with emerging business trends
Build processes to link additional content with distribution channels
Manage special projects
Additional editorial platforms (e.g., newsletter)
Contribute to audience development strategy
Make metrics-based editorial decisions
Work with External Relations to promote Insight content
Masters degree in journalism, social science, communication, or other related field
At least 10 years experience communicating scientific, economic, or technical information to a broad audience
Experience recruiting and managing full-time staff or freelance writers
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated familiarity with social scientific research and research processes
Ability to evaluate academic research for rigor and popular appeal
Sharp developmental editor
Keen understanding of web best practices
Working knowledge of content strategy
Ability to make evidence-based decisions
Skilled at managing complex projects
Thrives under deadline and adjusts to shifting priorities with ease
Skilled at developing relationships at all levels
Research PhDs preferred
Business reporters preferred
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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