Internal Communications, Managing Editor

University of California Office of the President
Feb 08, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Human Resources
Other, Publishing
Full Time

Internal Communications, Managing Editor
University of California, Office of the President
Salary: $66,900-$98,400 (Minimum-Midpoint of Range)
Location: Oakland, CA
Requisition #: 20120503
Closing Date: 02/28/2013

The Internal Communications unit is responsible for creating and delivering timely news and information to the more than 230,000 employees and retirees of the University of California system. This includes original news stories about key issues and events, messages from the president and other UC leaders, human interest pieces about UC's people, and materials about compensation and benefits, personnel policies, labor negotiations and other employment-related matters. Using communications to help foste open dialogue and a sense of community throughout the university is also a key focus.

The Managing Editor is a senior, key position on the Internal Communications team. In consultation with the unit Director, the Managing Editor has overall responsibility for the day-to-day editorial work and production of communications products (print and digital) of the unit, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. The Managing Editor supervises the editorial work of internal and freelance staff, collaborates with other Communications unit colleagues to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow and enforces editorial standards. This position assists the Director in the overall management of the unit, including: strategizing on new initiatives; helping to identify and execute the best vehicles to achieve objectives; maintaining consistency of editorial tone and style; forecasting, planning, and resourcing projects; interacting with UCOP and campus clients; working with staff to troubleshoot workflow and project problems; and raising work and personnel issues with the Director as needed. This position also helps with editorial needs as warranted (i.e., copyediting/writing), and serves as back-up manager in the Director's absence.

The ideal candidate is passionate about telling stories that educate, illuminate and inspire, and about building community. He/she has superior writing and editing skills, and is constantly thinking about new story ideas and ways to engage our audiences. Experience with digital (Web-based and multi-media) storytelling, and building online communities is also important. We seek an experienced communications professional who can produce high-quality content under tight deadlines, and has demonstrated success working with a writing staff. We're looking for someone who is collaborative by nature and can facilitate teamwork, and brings a positive, solution-oriented approach to work. A sense of humor would also be nice.

Note: Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

• Bachelor's degree in journalism, corporate communications or related field, plus seven or more years experience in news/magazine/publications/online communications management.
• Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, interviewing, story research and concept development skills.
• Successful experience serving in a management or team lead capacity; ability to delegate and supervise others effectively to develop timely, engaging content, and to be enthusiastic motivator.
• Demonstrated experience managing print and digital publications from inception through production, including setting and meeting editorial and production schedules and strategic priorities. Proven ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Demonstrated ability to craft messages for a range of audiences and to express complex material clearly, concisely and persuasively.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a team-oriented environment; values working with a diverse group of colleagues.
• Has a positive attitude and is action-oriented.
• Conducts him/herself with a high degree of integrity.
• Demonstrated interest in community building.
• Superior interpersonal communication, teamwork, collaboration and client service skills, with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.
• Strong verbal and presentation skills that demonstrate the ability to articulate ideas and issues clearly, concisely, and persuasively.
• Good listening and discussion facilitation skills.
• Maturity, diplomacy and tact.
• Able to counsel and persuade others, including organizational leaders, regarding strategy.

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