Senior Editor of Internal Communications

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Description

Position summary:

The Suffolk University Communications group is seeking a self-starting, reliable and meticulous editor and strong writer who can take on the careful editing of internal and external news letters and other communications and University messaging.  The position also supports efforts to improve internal and external outreach by helping generate an expanding list of influencers, media and faculty experts. 

The Senior Editor of Internal Communications also possesses sound editorial judgement, public relations savvy, and awareness of potentially sensitive University issues.  The senior editor is a team player, great under pressure, with a willingness to work odd hours and be available 24/7. 

Responsibilities:

  • Edits copy; conducts research in support of speech writing and press releases; handles media monitoring, reports, list building, and press release distribution through Cision;
  • Shares responsibility for editing content, producing, and distributing weekly Inside Suffolk employee newsletter.
  • Supports work on the faculty media guide; manages the office budget; and works on website updates and maintenance.
  • Editing responsibilities include press releases and advisories, high-level internal messaging, president’s blog, remarks, event, and commencement materials.
  • Manager and liaison for Cision, the software provider used by the Public Affairs Office to identify key media influencers, build media lists, distribute press releases, and prepare analytical reports. Also manages Burrelles and TVEyes monitoring services
  • Manages/creates media highlights reports for Board of Trustees. Requires daily monitoring of the media alerts from Cision, Burrelles, TVEyes, and Google.
  • Other list building includes key community influencers in Boston and Massachusetts
  • Manages website content for In the News page; researches and updates At a Glance and Trustee pages; and enters news and other content.
  • Manages lists and listservs for distribution of internal and external messaging.
  • Notifies media of school closings and delays due to weather, etc.

Experience:

  • 6-10 years’ experience as a copy editor
  • Degree in journalism, communications, English or related field preferred
  • Experience in editing both print and digital materials, strong knowledge of content management systems, Constant Contact and other communications platforms
  • Ability to manage content 
  • Ability to craft high level messaging

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.