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Senior Writer and Editor

Senior Writer and Editor

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Brand Strategy & Integrated Communications
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Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Senior Writer and Editor to write, create and edit engaging content for Quinnipiac Magazine, the university website including Quinnipiac Now, and other electronic and print communications.  The Senior Writer and Editor will also complete additional writing and editing of assignments, including Commencement citations and programs.  This role will report to the Director of Editorial Services within the office of Brand Strategy and Integrated Communications.


About The Office of Brand Strategy and Integrated Communications:


The Office of Brand Strategy & Integrated Communications within Quinnipiac University is responsible for brand and marketing communications strategy, planning, execution and reporting across all University communications channels.


The work of the Office of Brand Strategy & Integrated Communications is segmented into four core functions:

1. University Brand Strategy, Identity, Awareness and Communications Governance
2. Marketing & Communications Planning and Execution
3. Marketing Communications Consulting Services
4. Creative Services (editorial, design, photography, video, creative production, etc.)


About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit


  • Craft interesting, multidimensional profiles and brand stories with assigned deadlines.
  • Produce clearly written and well-researched, longer issue-oriented magazine pieces.
  • Contribute ideas for brand stories and magazine features and other content.
  • Edit and fact check publications, from magazine articles and view books to posters and invitations.
  • Occasionally collaborate with designers and video producers to create compelling videos, illustrations or web infographics.
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews with subjects for stories and visual content.
  • Cover events when assigned (occasional night or weekend work required).
  • Assign stories and work with freelance writers.
  • Collaborate with social, web, the magazine editor and public relations professionals to ensure maximum use of content on multiple platforms.
  • Network and build relationships with university constituents for content idea cultivation.
  • Write citations for Commencement and other events.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Journalism or Communications is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in writing and/or editing, preferably outside of higher education
  • Superior project management skills
  • Expert research skills
  • Keen news judgment
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to collaborate and establish an efficient work flow.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (InDesign and Photoshop a plus)
  • Understanding of the printing process desired

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.


Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Code: 2017-2117