About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: Northeastern's Marketing Department in the Office of External Affairs seeks an experienced, versatile, creative Managing Editor to manage a growing team of writers in the creation of sharp, sophisticated marketing content across a variety of platforms. This is a new position for our expanding marketing team, blending writing and editing, creative concepting, and marketing strategy.
Responsibilities: This role is a great opportunity for a strong editor/writer who also understands marketing strategy. You'll contribute to the creation of a cohesive and compelling brand experience for Northeastern through clear, consistent writing and messaging. And you'll combine that with a knack for knowing how to creatively reach different audiences. You'll also help build a collaborative, efficient in-house marketing agency able to nimbly oversee and lead a global knowledge brand like Northeastern's. This is a fit for someone who loves words and design and thrives working on a variety of projects. First and foremost, you need to be able to recognize and tell a compelling story. You'll also need to be able to write short, long, and everything in between, and be comfortable writing across channels and adapting a range of tones and styles. You'll need to be a sharp editor, and have a proven record of both managing and mentoring team members, as well as provide thoughtful guidance to marketing colleagues around the university.
Qualifications: There's no one background that makes you the perfect candidate, but you must be asif not moreeffective writing for digital platforms as for print. You'll need a solid understanding of website architecture and content strategy and the ability to think conceptually about copy. The role requires attention to detail, the ability to toggle a variety of projects, a knack for cutting through complicated topics and jargon, and a deep curiosity about a range of subjects and the writing craft itself.
You should have seven years experience writing and editing at a senior level for a large organization or for an advertising/marketing agency, and at least two years experience managing a team. You should also have a bachelor's degree and/or a master's degree, in English, journalism, creative writing, public relations, or a related field.
Excellent people skills are a must. Because Northeastern is a global university with locations in several countries, you'll need to be culturally aware, both in professional interactions and in the work you produce.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate is someone who:
Is a fast, clean writer and an efficient, incisive editor
Is both self-motivated and innately collaborative
Enjoys working with a variety of teams
Gives clear, effective guidance to the colleagues he or she manages and absorbs feedback eagerly
Learns the nuances of the Northeastern brand quickly
Is able to find valuable points of connection and alignment
Is flexible about shifting priorities and is entrepreneurial and resilient when faced with ambiguity
Nimbly adapts to new systems, knowing when it's necessary to ask for help and when it's appropriate to propose better ways of doing things
Embraces the cues provided by performance metrics, but still trusts his or her gut This job is probably not for someone who:
Is averse to fast-paced, evolving environments
Has a hard time making decisions
Prefers to work on projects where there is sole ownership
Salary Grade: 13
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.