Associate Editor

Hempstead, New York
Jun 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Editorial Services Department is responsible for editing brochures, mailers, newsletters, invitations, and posters, as well as larger publications such as magazines, journals and course catalogs. The Editorial Director and Associate Editor work closely with clients and with the graphic artists in Creative Services to ensure that Hofstra’s message and mission are best communicated in print. Approximately 1,400 printed pieces are edited annually, both as Word documents and designed publications.

Working under the direction of the Editorial Director, the Associate Editor edits text content as part of the Creative Services process. This includes, but is not limited to, editing Word files (using the track changes function) and printed layouts. The Associate Editor is expected to edit for grammar and spelling; suggest revisions, such as changing words or rearranging sentences to improve clarity; verify facts and Hofstra statistics; and work to ensure consistency in all Hofstra publications by applying Hofstra standards and Associated Press Stylebook guidelines.

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, journalism or communication. Must possess excellent writing skills, an understanding of standard copyediting practices and keen attention to detail; be able to take direction, exercise good judgment, and communicate with all members of the Hofstra community; and have the capacity to study and recall with accuracy general Hofstra statistics that often appear in print. The associate editor must be able to work side by side with the editorial director.

For consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Linda Merklin

100C Butler Annex

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

Please indicate “Associate Editor” in the subject of the email.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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