Assistant Editor/Writer

Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wis., that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it. Along the way, we ask one thing of every student: Be The Difference.

Position Details

Assistant Editor/Writer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Position Overview:

Be The Difference Begins with Great People. Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make the difference in the lives of students and faculty? We’re always looking for highly talented individuals to join our team – people who think big, care deeply, and believe in being the difference in their work and community.

We prioritize student success, access to education, and service in our work to educate well-rounded servant leaders who transform their fields, our society and the world. Our Catholic, Jesuit approach emphasizes student engagement with the world around them and formation of the heart and mind.

We believe in our mission: The search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. These core values guide our relationships with our students, each other, and our community.

Marquette University offers a rich and competitive Total Rewards package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with up to 8% company match, 5 weeks of time off to start, and tuition benefits for employees, spouses, and dependents with no payback requirement! View details of our total rewards package here.

This is your next opportunity to join an organization that invests in their employees’ career journey by diversifying their skills, deepening their expert knowledge, encouraging a healthy work-life balance, focusing on personal wellbeing, providing leadership training, and sustaining a culture of respect and inclusion.

The Assistant Editor/Writer is a part-time position responsible for writing, editing, and contributing to the development of university publications including magazines and digital content. This is a hybrid remote position, working remotely most hours but in the office one day per week. Writes and edits stories for both print and digital platforms, fielding writing assignments from long form features to shorter news items. In addition, the role assists with the planning and oversight of publications, including project management, collaborating with designers and photographers, proofing, and copyediting, and coordinating contributions from writers and contributors. Responsible for working with an assigned beat(s) on campus to identify opportunities for internal and external promotion of events, programs, faculty research and student initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Write for and co-edit university publications, including Marquette Magazine and college digital content and other feature-length stories. 
  2. Serve as editor for unit-specific or smaller publications and projects as assigned. 
  3. Proof and edit publications and marketing collateral produced by the Office of University Relations (OUR) to reflect appropriate messaging, quality, and conformance with university style. 
  4. Assist with publication management, including establishing timelines, exploring and refining content ideas, collaborating with designers and photographers, and coordinating contributions from campus departments or external writers. 
  5. Maintain a beat as part of the OUR beat system 
  6. Collaborate with OUR colleagues on the digital publication and promotion of stories from publications. 
  7. Collaborate with OUR colleagues in the creation of new content for digital channels as opportunities arise.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The isuccessful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience with knowledge of editing, journalism and reporting, editorial direction, freelance writer management, and best practices in publishing.

Requires a working knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Adobe Creative Suite, especially Adobe InCopy 
  • Microsoft Teams, One Drive and SharePoint 
  • Apple computer and MacOS operating system 
  • Broadcast e-mail systems 
  • Google Analytics or professional web traffic analysis programs.

Marquette University offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b), paid vacation and sick time, and tuition remission.

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