Senior Writer

Location
Stanford
Posted
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Senior Writer

Job Number:
74552

Senior Writer Stanford Magazine Stanford magazine is an award-winning publication of the Stanford Alumni Association, whose principal goal is to foster lifelong engagement with the University's alumni. It is published bimonthly in print, and on multiple digital platforms.

The senior writer is a key member of the editorial team, charged with identifying, researching and producing a rich and diverse collection of stories about the University, its people and its activities. We are looking for an enterprising and imaginative storyteller with a deep appreciation for the work of a world-class teaching and research institution, and the intellectual breadth to cover a wide range of subjects. The senior writer must have a sophisticated understanding of how to engage readers in both a print publication and on digital/mobile platforms, and the versatility to develop content in both narrative and nonnarrative forms.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and write/create 2-3 stories per week. Must possess the ability to report on diverse subjects—from physics to football—and produce high-quality content with short lead times
  • Cover the campus beat with curiosity, creativity and energy. Develop collaborative working relationships with a network of sources, including faculty, staff, students and alumni
  • Collaborate with a creative team of editors and designers on story selection, headline writing, manuscript critiques, and presentation

  • Ten or more years of experience as a reporter and writer in a journalistic environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in storytelling in both print and digital/mobile publications
  • Experience packaging content for multiple formats, including the web and social media
  • Proven ability to cover a demanding news beat
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, with varying deadlines
  • Experience with video/audio production is helpful
  • Familiarity with Stanford and higher education is desirable

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Job: Communications

Location: Alumni Association
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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