Digital Content Editor

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bard College seeks a strategic, creative, and forward thinking digital content editor to join the Office of Public Relations.
The digital Content editor reports to the associate vice president of communications, leading content strategy and development to drive enrollment, raise awareness of the College, and engage a range of constituents. The editor is responsible for creating website content, managing the digital newsroom, running the College’s main social media channels, writing feature articles, photographing campus events, and creating e-newsletters.


  • Act as a web content strategist, writer, and editor
  • Support public relations initiatives, promoting press releases and media coverage of the College
  • Write feature articles about campus events, academic research, and student and faculty activities
  • Assume responsibility for copy editing, fact checking, and proofreading web content
  • Coordinate with communications staff in Bard programs on and off campus to generate story ideas
  • Engage in a variety of social listening, monitoring campus newsletters, social media, and other internal and external communications to keep abreast of news and events
  • Monitor and co-manage campus calendars
  • Photograph and cover live events on campus, posting to social media
  • Supervise student writers and photographers, acting as content editor
  • Analyze performance and stay informed on social media technology and trends
  • Support, advise, and teach campus communications staff about social media and web content best practices
  • Work closely with the Office of Web Services on creation of new websites and redesign of existing websites

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, English, communications, or related field
  • Experience in feature writing, copywriting, copy editing, and public relations
  • Expert writer accustomed to writing for a variety of media and audiences—especially the web—in a deadline-driven environment
  • Expertise in social media, web-based content strategies, the mobile landscape, and content management systems
  • Ability to edit the writing of others
  • Experience in higher education a plus
  • Experience with interviews and event reportage

Personal Qualities

  • Strategic and conceptual thinker
  • Highly organized with a proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Team oriented and flexible with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Interested in, and able to speak to a diverse, intelligent, independent-minded, and creative audience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references through at:

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.