Associate Editor

Aug 02, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Associate Editor

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Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

This is a part-time position (20 hours per week).

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Marketing & Communication Department is seeking a part-time editor to join the editorial team to tell the story of faculty research and the school experience.


  • Research, write, and edit publications for style and substance.
  • Create content to be disseminated through multiple platforms, including the Stanford GSB website, digital newsletters and Stanford Business magazine in consultation with the Editorial Director and others.
  • Edit manuscripts for content, style, and organization.
  • Check content for accuracy, and use own judgment in critiquing the work.
  • Coordinate publication/editorial schedules, and monitor process in consultation with supervisor or client.
  • Work within deadlines and cost constraints.
  • Coordinate with writers, editors, photographer and others.
  • Create varied types of content, using varied and creative formats. * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles, terminology, procedures, and best practices of communications, public relations, and editorial content.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and develop sources for features, news releases, and other content.
  • Experience conducting source-gathering, interviewing administrators, and performing research for appropriate content and media.
  • Demonstrated communication and writing skills.
  • Considerable experience editing manuscripts for form, content, style, and organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and advise on effective writing, publication, and information-giving techniques to reach target audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience of job-required software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media channels and using them to engage target audiences. Certifications and Licenses:


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends. WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Job: Communications

    Location: Graduate School of Business
    Schedule: Part-time
    Classification Level:

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

    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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