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Lewiston Maine United States 04240


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Staff Writer

Job ID: 59710
Job Views: 2039
Location: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Postal Code: 04240
Job Category: Newspapers,Magazines,Public Relations | Marketing,Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per month
Posted: 10.02.2020

Job Description

As a member of the Bates Communication team, the Staff Writer does a variety of writing and editing for college communications. This position reports to the Editorial Director/Director of Bates Magazine. Key accountabilities include:
  • Conducts interviews and gathers accurate information to write excellent deadline-driven news and feature stories for online Bates News, print Bates Magazine, and related Bates social media properties.
  • Provides writing and editing support for other college offices as requested by the Editorial Director.
  • Develops story ideas that strategically support institutional goals through editorial projects.
  • Copyedits, proofreads, and fact-checks content produced by the Bates Communications Office as well as content generated by clients and internal communications.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in the liberal arts or communications, and:
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in journalism or the equivalent.
  • Experience in an academic environment and higher education, preferably the liberal arts, is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with writing about issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice, preferably within higher education, is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in text and page editing for both the academic and journalistic realms.
  • Experience following editorial style and guidelines.
  • Must successfully complete a background check.

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