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Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States (on-site)
27 days ago
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
27 days ago
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Additional Opportunities


Position Summary

When was the last time you changed the world? We're currently searching for a Senior Editorial Manager to join our Student Affairs Communications team in Blacksburg, Virginia, to help us in our mission. So, if you're passionate about telling the student story, please keep reading.

In Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs, that's exactly what we're doing every day-guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.


1) You'll help to set and oversee divisional and university-wide style guidelines for a variety of media; news stories, press releases, magazine articles, speeches, presentations, reports, web content, advertising copy, newsletters, magazines, social media posts, and promotional text. You'll be an instrumental part of the Student Affairs editorial leadership team and will have managerial responsibility by developing and enacting an editorial development strategy with the division's department communicators.
2) You'll provide creative ideas and support productivity goals by serving as a leader and mentor in the implementation of an integrated marketing approach to communication projects through our project management system.
3) You'll be responsible for overseeing aspects of editorial content at a high level, ensuring consistency, accuracy, and alignment with the division's and university's mission.
4) You'll write and copy-edit a wide range of communications; including, but not limited to news stories, press releases, electronic newsletters, presentations, scripts, reports, web content development, and promotional copy.
5) You'll be helping to train professional employees and will help maintain the editorial content calendar across communicators; ensuring a high quality of work and timely delivery of services.
6) You'll collaborate with various stakeholders to create compelling and informative content that resonates with students, faculty, and the broader community.
7) You'll be maintaining joint partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs and will be serving on committees and working on teams as needed or desired.
8) You'll be reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Communications for Student Affairs but will also be working cross-collaboratively with various stakeholders.
9) You'll be offered a base compensation package between $55,000-$60,000 along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!


1) THE UNIVERSITY : Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.
2) THE DIVISION : For our students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.
3) THE TEAM: You'll be joining the Student Affairs Communications team; a department of creative professionals who enjoy enhancing the student experience through various marketing and communication mediums.

Required Qualifications

A degree in communications, writing, English, or a related field or the equivalent combination of related training and experience.

Considerable years of professional writing and editing experience that includes writing and editing reports, web content, press releases, articles, newsletters, and promotional copy.

Experience writing in AP Style.

Demonstrated excellence in writing and communication skills, including proper grammar and spelling.

Excellent proofreading skills.

Proficiency in word processing, internet and web-based research, and electronic modes of communication.

Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities and working independently in a professional environment with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Supervision and personnel management experience.

Public relations or marketing experience in an educational environment.

Experience using project management systems and social media management tools.

Knowledge of marketing strategy and current best practices using inclusive language.

Experience with content and project management systems.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

For full consideration for this job, applicants must provide three writing samples when applying: 1) press release, speech, or business report, 2) feature story, and 3) choice of a promotional brochure, marketing copy, or web content. (Samples need to be attached to either the resume or cover letter.)

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Stacey Duncan at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: March 15, 2024
Applications close:

Job ID: 72789353
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