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Editorial Director

Job ID: 66601
Job Views: 182
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Job Category: Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.23.2022

Job Description

Editorial Director
University Job Title: OPAC Editorial Director
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Wage Ranges: Click to see our Wage Ranges
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 221 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Communications/Editing/Teaching
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5
Position Focus:
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Internal Communications, the Editorial Director is responsible for leading the teams that create content across multiple digital channels (email, digital signage, video, photography, and social), including the It's Your Yale website. This Director relies on research and insights to develop a content strategy that a) amplifies the president's and campus' operational priorities b) informs and inspire the Yale community; c) attracts the finest talent in the world to join the institution; d) engages and retains Yale's existing talent across the staff community. In addition to leading the editorial and creative teams within Internal Communications, this position works closely with the Director of Recognition and Engagement and the Director of Strategic Communication to support their editorial needs.
This position may require remote work on either a regular or temporary, part-time or full-time basis.
Essential Duties:
1. Establish an editorial strategy for OPAC that connects presidential priorities with insights on Yale’s key audiences. 2. Build and manage a “beat” structure for OPAC’s writers. 3. Lead the creation of editorial calendars, to be maintained daily by a key staffer on the team. 4. Set high standards for OPAC writing; work closely with writers to ensure those standards are met. 5. Launch and manage a powerful flow of content from Yale News, to Yale News email, to social media. 6. Ensure excellence in video, photography, and illustration across platforms. 7. Collaborate closely with peers, including the Directors of Audience Insights, Digital Strategy, and Media Relations to ensure strategic messaging consistency, as well as excellence across platforms and content. 8. Assist the Vice President and the Director of Media Relations in crisis management. 9. Manage and mentor members of the editorial staff to set individual goals and development plans. 10. Maintain organizational and resource balance, including identifying budgeting and hiring needs proactively. 11. Convene editorial leadership from across Yale in order to a) ensure Yale’s main editorial platforms feature excellent content from across the university, and b) offer guidance to leaders of editorial content featured on non-OPAC platforms across the university. 12. Perform related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree and seven years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Extremely strong skills in writing and editing. Demonstrated organizational talent: planning, directing, and assembling teams, and working wisely in a fast-paced environment.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Exceptional judgment, reliability, and discretion. Ability to thrive in a role that requires the establishment of cheerful consensus among many, and across offices. Experience building productive relationships through interaction with faculty and staff.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Experience creating and executing content strategy, as well as implementing content on all platforms, from web to email to social media.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Familiarity with an audience-centered approach to content and the data analytics such an approach requires.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Familiarity with the academic culture and the processes and policies of an educational institution.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree and seven years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.
Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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