The Associate Director, Content & Communication contributes to marketing communication efforts at Bentley by ensuring the timely production of a primary vehicle for external communication, the Observer magazine. Published quarterly, the magazine reaches the key audiences of alumni, parents, friends, and AACSB deans, as well as students, faculty and staff. The Associate Director, Content & Communication oversees the daily tasks of magazine production, from writing and editing stories to working with freelancers to coordinating the mailing and purchase-order process. As time allows, he or she writes and edits content for assorted publications and the Bentley web site.
Additional Description of Duties:
- Serve as managing editor for four annual issues of the Observer magazine: work with editor in crafting the story list and assigning stories to staff and freelance writers, write features and departments, coordinate text submissions from other campus departments, get story approvals from participants and relevant others, edit Class Notes department, review photo assignments with communication specialist, assist designer in securing graphics as needed, coordinate purchase-order process within the Marketing Communication Department, and schedule/arrange mailing with outside vendor.
- Monitor the CollagePublishing e-mail box and respond quickly to frequent user requests for updates, minor modifications or major overhauls to web pages throughout www.bentley.edu. Periodically review changes to web pages throughout www.bentley.edu, edit as necessary, approve and publish to keep site current. Correct any errors uncovered and, when necessary, notify Web Services of problems, following up to ensure all issues rectified.
- Handle additional print publication editing as time allows.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or English, and 7 years of related writing, editing and publications project experience. Web content development and a willingness to continue to learn technical concepts are vital. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a relentless commitment to quality, and the ability to juggle tasks and meet deadlines are musts in this position.
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Open Until Filled
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Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.