Coordinator Editorial Services-Marketing and Communication
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Internal Number: 498131
The Coordinator of Editorial Services is responsible for developing, writing, and editing professional editorial content, which includes but is not limited to features, profiles, news items, blog posts, video and panel scripts, and podcasts for the print and digital editions of TCU Magazine and for other publications as assigned. The coordinator will manage all aspects of the TCU Magazine website, which includes designing and uploading each digital edition, working with the extensive archive, and being the point person for multimedia enhancements. This position will oversee the Athletics section of TCU Magazine and will write, edit and publish web exclusives related to news, athletics, and alumni. This position leads the class notes editor, verifies graduation details, and performs copy-editing and proofreading duties for all types of university communication. The coordinator develops and leads TCU Magazine’s multi-platform social media strategy. This position will produce regular analytics reports detailing the digital performance of all editorial content and takes the lead on an ambitious SEO strategy. The coordinator will also handle the quarterly magazine email newsletter. The coordinator supports the Director of Editorial Services with implementing strategic editorial plans, policies, and procedures and integrates efforts with the broader university communication team.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Develops and writes editorial content on deadline for TCU Magazine’s digital and print editions. 2. Updates and manages the day-to-day operations of the TCU Magazine’s website and its back-issue story archives, which includes but is not limited to uploading stories, blogs, photos, podcasts, videos, and other multimedia elements as well as generating specific web-only packages for distribution across digital media channels with a careful attention to accessibility, accuracy and SEO discoverability. 3. Oversees, writes and edits the Riff Ram (sports) section of TCU Magazine. 4. Oversees Class Notes editor and ensures accuracy of reader submissions by cross-checking with archives and alumni database. 5. Plans and manages social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and unexplored platforms. 6. Plans, writes and assigns short-form stories and other editorial content for the TCU Magazine website. 7. Writes bimonthly web exclusives for TCU Magazine website. 8. Proofreads and copy edits publications and other University content. 9. Generates and gathers digital analytics information on TCU Magazine’s website and social media channels and produces concise monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the measurement results, along with providing recommendations for enhancing SEO strategy. 10. Collaborates on overarching editorial strategy by developing and maintaining an insightful understanding of TCU’s mission and strategic plan. 11. Manages quarterly email newsletter. 12. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, strategic communication, marketing, media studies or related field or equivalent in experience. • 5 years of experience in writing and editing news and feature stories, especially writing for web, with a proven track record of producing high-impact and accurate editorial content in a deadline-driven environment at either a daily newspaper or general-interest magazine. • Experience with website management, social media and digital analytics. • Proficiency with WordPress or comparable web management tool.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Advanced degree. • Email marketing experience. • SEO fluency. • Experience using digital analytic tools to produce reports for SEO purposes. • Experience editing and producing video and/or podcast material.
• Knowledge of AP style and the standards of journalism ethics and accuracy. • Knowledge of the dynamics of a university magazine and the role it plays supporting the brand of the university. • Knowledge of project management techniques with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects. • Knowledge of electronic media and its relationship with printed publications. • Knowledge of new and emerging social media platforms. • Knowledge of working on Macintosh computers using Creative Adobe Suite. • Excellent skill in writing and the ability to edit. • Skill in oral and written communications. • Skill in the supervision of freelance professionals. • Ability to work with key administrators, internal staff writers, designers, editors, photographers and printers. • Ability to manage editorial projects with efficiency in a deadline-driven work environment. • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as a team member.
TCU Core Competencies:
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • This role is an on-campus, in-person position. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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