Editor,Connecticut College Magazine
Department: College Relations
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE seeks a highly skilled, creative editorial professional to edit and produce the College’s flagship publication CC: Connecticut College Magazine. This is an exciting opportunity to refresh and renew a well-regarded print publication and to direct a strategic expansion of its digital presence.
The editor will plan, edit and produce CC: Magazine three times a year and the e-newsletter CC: Now on a monthly basis. S/he will also plan and oversee a redesign of the print magazine, the design and introduction of a digital edition, and a redesign of the magazine’s web presence for greater impact and integration with other College communications.
The successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of how to recognize, develop and tell compelling stories in print and digital media; exceptional writing and editing skills; and a strong visual sense and understanding of how design supports editorial content. S/he will have 3-5 years’ experience producing a college or non-profit magazine and at least one year creating, editing and/or curating content for the web and social media. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, liberal arts or a related field is required.
Reporting to the vice president for College Relations, the editor will help develop the College’s communications strategy, be a member of the College Relations leadership team and contribute to special editorial projects as assigned. The editor will oversee the work of a writer/content producer and the magazine-related work of the senior designer. S/he will also manage production budgets, scheduling, student interns and freelance work for the magazine and newsletter.
Prospective applicants may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for copies of recent issues of the magazine. The newsletter and magazine website can be seen at http://ccnow.conncoll.edu and http://cconline.conncoll.edu. Applicants are requested to submit resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references along with two feature writing samples and two samples of publications edited to email@example.com (include full name and MAGAZINE EDITOR in the subject line). Editing samples should be accompanied by an explanation of how the candidate worked with the writers and art director to shape the finished product. Supplemental materials not available in digital form may be sent to the attention of Connecticut College Human Resources, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320-4196.
Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. The search committee is currently reviewing applications for this position. New applications will be considered until the position is filled.
As a highly selective, residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant campus community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. Connecticut College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Office of Human Resources
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196