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COPY EDITOR AND PROOFREADER, Alumni Association (MITAA), to play a critical role in ensuring the excellence and accuracy of MITAA's communications and marketing pieces. Will edit and develop written content that is clear and consistent, complete and credible, well written, grammatically correct, and accessible; perform proofreading and fact-checking and conduct follow-up research; and collaborating on developing a focused communications and marketing strategy that engages alumni and friends.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably journalism; at least two years' journalistic, professional writing, or editorial experience; excellent writing and editorial skills; ability to perform copyediting work for grammar, spelling, accuracy, format, and tone; full command of the English language and of appropriate prose style; meticulous attention to details; excellent problem-solving, time-management, decision-making, organizational, planning, cusomter service, project management, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member; willingness to lend a hand at all times; ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure in a demanding, high-volume work environment; a flexible approach to the working environment; ability to influence others to reach agreement; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and discretion with confidential and sensitive materials and issues. PREFERRED: professional experience copyediting and fact-checking print and digital media in a publishing, marketing, news, or agency environment; familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style; the analytic and research skills necessary to gather and evaluate essential data from a variety of written and individual sources; experience working with a large volume of concurrent projects; and an understanding of higher education. Job #21442-7
Ability and willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours as requested.
This is a full-time, twelve-month, term approintment.
This position will be hybrid, with a combination of on-campus and remote work.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature