Carthage College
  • 11-Jun-2018 to 10-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

Editorial Assistant
Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!

The Office of Communications at Carthage College seeks a passionate copy editor/content manager to join our award-winning team as an Editorial Assistant. The Editorial Assistant will help manage content for the Carthage website, online calendar, email newsletters, and other online or print communications.  This position will also assist with other editorial and office management needs.

We are looking for an editor-writer with a knack for organizing content and enthusiasm for new story forms and fresh ideas. The Editorial Assistant will help keep our content and communications up to date, accurate, and engaging, and will play a vital role in how Carthage communicates with current students, prospective families, alumni, and the community.

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Editorial Assistant will:

  • Edit and manage submissions to the Carthage website and online calendar, proofreading for accuracy, grammar, spelling, and completeness. This includes gathering appropriate imagery for all submissions.
  • Ensure that all campus activities are included in the online calendar, assigned to the correct calendar categories, and shared with the appropriate office/department websites in order to keep the calendar relevant and accurate, and the content on our website fresh.
  • Work with the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Media Relations/Editorial Specialist to ensure College programs, events, and activities are adequately publicized on the Carthage website.
  • Prepare and send emailed news roundups to the campus community.
  • Assist in writing and editing the College's email newsletters for alumni, parents, and community members. Export and distribute campaign reports to newsletter owners.
  • Assist in writing copy for our website, including news stories, feature articles for prospective families, and student and alumni profiles. Make recommendations for content use in other collateral pieces.
  • Work with the Admissions Office to ensure all Admissions events are on our website, including scholarship competitions, Capture Carthage, and off-campus college fairs.
  • Execute requested updates to the websites of College offices, academic departments, and faculty profiles.
  • Assist in maintaining the online academic calendar, and assist in the production of the annual College catalog.
  • Work with other administrative assistants across campus to annually or semi-annually update all online forms.
  • Answer inquiries from the public that come to our office through the Carthage website, forwarding to appropriate offices as appropriate.
  • Provide excellent and efficient customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Regularly monitor the various websites of the College for outdated content, broken links, and content needs/opportunities.
  • Assist with the editing of print collateral as needed.
  • Assist the Office of Communications with project management and office management needs.

Minimum Education and Experience

Preferred education and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or a related field.
  • 1-2 years' experience writing, editing, and curating copy for websites and other digital media.
  • Able to edit and write in a concise style suited to the web and in line with AP Style and Carthage College stylebook.
  • Familiar with web content management systems and electronic newsletter tools.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communicaton skills.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Extremely attentive to detail.
  • Able to manage and execute multiple tasks independently.
  • Respects, and meets, deadlines.
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Team player.
  • Strong time management skills; must be punctual and reliable.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude even under pressure.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be collected until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a detailed cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and three writing samples through the "Resume Upload" section.

References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please upload all documents as a single PDF file. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply soon for best consideration.

About Carthage

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

 Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


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