Part-Time EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, Columbia College, Chicago
- Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.
The Department of Publications is seeking applications for a Part Time Editorial Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the part-time Editorial Assistant (16-20 hours per week) researches, compiles, writes, edits, and proofs content for a variety of print and online communications vehicles. The EA also manages a variety of regular communications vehicles using a Content Management System (CMS).
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage college's daily events e-newsletter, Tally-ho to Go, by obtaining information, editing for content and space, copyediting and fact checking all information to ensure content is error free, loading all content into content management system (CMS).
Manage college's weekly faculty and staff e-newsletter, ColumbiaOnline, by researching, compiling, writing, editing, and loading content into content management system.
Write, edit, and manage other print and online content as assigned. Possible projects may include DEMO magazine and the college's website.
Skills and Abilities
Exceptional copyediting skills; must be able to find and fix copy to ensure it is accurate, complete, grammatically correct, and conforms to house style. A copyediting test will be required.
Strong fact-checking skills; must be skilled at checking facts, statements, quotes, and links against original sources to ensure accuracy.
Proven, excellent writing and reporting skills; must have "nose for news" and be adept at writing a variety of content, including news stories, promotional blurbs, features, and content for various media. A writing test will be required.
Strong command of Chicago Manual of Style or Associated Press style
Experience with or ability to quickly learn Content Management System to load and post online content.
Good decision-making skills and ability to be self-motivated and to work independently as needed.
Polished interpersonal/communications skills to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across the college.
Solid organizational and time management skills; accountability for handling multiple concurrent projects and meeting set deadlines.
Sound judgment under pressure, consistent with institutional priorities and best professional practices.
Consistently approach challenges in positive, creative and solution-oriented manner.
Work set days/schedule (to be determined with supervisor) in line with department needs.
Proficiency in Mac or PC computer software platforms as well as Microsoft Office.
Experience, Education, and Training
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field, or comparable experience, required.
Minimum 1 year of professional experience in fact-checking, copyediting, writing, and proofreading.
Knowledge of/interest in visual, performing, media and/or communication arts.
How to Apply
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.colum.edu (job ID 100154).
IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter and resume; do not upload each document separately even though the prompt will only ask for a resume/CV.
Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.
For more information, please visit us at: www.COLUM.edu