Harvard University Staff Writer/Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts
52871BRAuto req ID:52871BRJob Code:CM0056 Writer II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Staff Writer/EditorSalary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required.
Extensive nonfiction writing, principally reporting/journalism. (The magazine publishes no staff-written personal or opinion essays; and most reviews are commissioned from outside experts.)
Additional Qualifications and Skills:Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Relentless attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work under frequent deadlines
Ability to work independently (to take initiative and to set priorities in research, reporting, and writing) and, simultaneously, to collaborate with a small professional team to deliver published contents to readers
Ability to travel (domestically and internationally) and work nights and weekends, based on business needs
Applications must be accompanied by:
Résumé, including writing and work history
At least three nonfiction writing samples, presenting diverse formats, assignments, lengths, and subjects covered
Applications will be reviewed as they are received; qualified candidates will be required to complete a writing test before any interviews are conducted.
Department:Harvard MagazinePre-Employment Screening:Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:Communications Job-Specific Responsibilities:Responsibilities also include deadline news reporting; developing—in collaboration with Harvard Magazine colleagues—article ideas for fellow staff members, and for assignment to contracted freelance writers; and reading and editing colleagues’ and freelance writers’ work.
He/she sees manuscripts through production; works closely with the art director to identify and acquire suitable visual materials to accompany texts; and works closely with online colleagues to produce social-media and related communications, and to acquire/produce audiovisual and other contents.School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Staff Writer/Editor is responsible for conceiving story ideas; conducting research (background reading, field visits, etc.); reporting (interviewing, reading, other information-gathering); writing; fact-checking; and revising (in light of fellow editors’ comments) contextual, explanatory news articles, features, profiles, and other articles in diverse formats, for all parts of Harvard Magazine, in print and online, focusing on Harvard-affiliated research, teaching, faculty and staff members, alumni, and students.