Department: Office of Marketing and Communications
St. John’s University seeks a writer/editor to produce a wide range of promotional materials for academic and administrative clients throughout the University—including news and feature articles (for website content); newsletters; brochures; citations; videos; enrollment-related literature; and fundraising literature (e.g., brochures, e-mails, and appeal letters). The ability to shift priorities to accommodate urgent deadlines—while maintaining unfailing accuracy—is a must. This individual will collaborate with a proofreader to produce copy for high-visibility, top-priority projects. She/he should also be prepared to capture the voice and tone of the University culture. This person must be a skilled editor, as there will be a need to potentially overhaul major and smaller documents, letters, and other print pieces.
B.A./B.S. in English, Journalism, or related field
Three to five years of related experience
Strong communication and time management skills, with an ability to juggle multiple writing assignments under tight deadlines
Expertise with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (required)
Experience in higher education (preferred)
Outstanding attention to detail
Must have a proactive, problem-solving approach to projects
Adaptable to shifting priorities and responsive in accommodating urgent deadlines while maintaining unfailing accuracy under pressure
Position requires some evening and weekend work on important, high-visibility stories/assignments/special events during the academic year
For an applicant to be considered, she/he must submit three writing samples. A writing test will be administered (off-site) once a candidate is scheduled for an interview.
The Ideal Candidate Will Be
A creative, talented, self-starter who exercises sound editorial judgment
A collaborative team player who is able to communicate well with coworkers
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 218400
About St. John's University
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.