Communications Publications Editorial Manager

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 31, 2014
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The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10151

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Oversees implementation of communications programs and produces communications in all media to meet a variety of College needs

- Provides creative direction for publications and marketing materials, such as catalogs, annual reports, brochures, direct mail packages, print advertising and other marketing materials

- Works with College clientele (faculty, administrators, and student representatives) to understand their communications objectives, select appropriate messages, formats, and distribution methods, set production timelines, and establish appropriate editorial and design approaches

- Provides creative direction and supervision to external and/or internal creative resources such as writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers

- Ensures consistent application of standards and guidelines for College materials, such as graphic identity standards

- Manages production activities, including creating printing specifications and arranging procurement of services, managing work flows, and production schedules, and assuring a quality finished product

- Prepares sensitive and high-priority communications such as speeches for use by senior management

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




The Communications Publications Editorial Manager reports directly to the Special Assistant to the President and performs a wide range of activities to support the mission of New York City College of Technology, including writing and preparing written material on a variety of topics covering students, alumni, faculty, campus facilities, academic programs, and/or events.

In addition, the Communications Manager will, with considerable latitude for independent decisions:
- Write and produce web and publication features, news releases, speeches, and scripts for campus events, brochures, programs, and other web/print assignments.
- Manage college social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and special blogs.
- Manage the development, overall integrity, and voice of the editorial content of the City Tech website.
- Manage content for the online calendar of events.
- Assist in management of content audits of college web pages.
- Play an active role in the development and execution of a communications strategy for the College.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


- Must be able to write quickly and effectively for a wide range of platforms, from news releases to college brochures to web copy
- Ability to interact easily and comfortably with faculty essential
- Understanding of the role of research and the issues in higher education useful
- Some experience with writing for social media a significant plus
- Ability to write advertising copy useful
- Knowledge of grant-writing and other writing in support of fund raising extremely helpful
- Although it is not a regular part of the position, some flexibility in time is necessary to allow occasional coverage of evening events


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 2/13/14.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.