Writer in the Office of the President

Carleton College is seeking a Writer in the Office of the President to serve the written communications needs of the institution’s leader.

The Writer in the Office of the President will craft correspondence, alumni magazine articles, and key constituency communications.   The Writer will draft and complete correspondence for the President, create web content for the President’s Office website, and craft and maintain a social media presence. Exceptional written and oral communications skills are a must.

We are looking for someone who possesses the ability and has the proven experience to listen and translate ideas into written word, to tailor writing style to an audience while projecting the tone and tenor of the author and office.  A successful candidate will be able to write confidently and be willing to edit according to the desires of the President. 

We seek a diligent self-starter with strong organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and inscrutable discretion.  The Writer must demonstrate professionalism and an aptitude for and interest in learning new contexts. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time (30 to 40 hours per week), regular, 12 month (0.75 – 1.0 FTE), benefits-eligible position.

What Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities. 

The successful candidate possesses a bachelor’s degree English, Journalism, Communications or related field of study and a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience. Ability to adapt to the unique tone and style of the President to deliver credible, authentic communications is a must.

Applications received by December 31, 2018 will receive preferred consideration. We accept only online applications. For more specific information about the position and how to apply, visit:


Start Date: As soon as possible.

Carleton is a private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2,000 students. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro that offers small town living with a big city opportunity.  

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.