Temporary Assoc. Editor, Chicago Booth Magazine

United States, North America
Mar 21, 2014
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About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one currently in Singapore. The Singapore campus will move to Hong Kong in 2014) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 43,000 accomplished alumni. -strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Six of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Unit Job Summary: The Temporary Associate Editor, Chicago Booth Magazine, creates and edits compelling, audience-focused marketing content; disseminates school and alumni news through the magazine, electronic newsletters, homepage, manages publication displays; and takes a lead role in the writing, editing, and production of the magazine in conjunction with the Senior Associate Director. Understand and disseminate Booth Thinking, which colors electronic and print publications. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Magazine Act as associate editor on magazine: write, edit, fact check, and proofread sections including (but not limited to) class notes, deaths, news, profiles and features. Check changes, coordinate source review, work with designers, assist with distribution, and perform other duties as assigned. Contribute to issue planning, helping to shape the content and approach of all stories, including features and cover stories. Collect content Compile news clips on Booth faculty and alumni that are used on home page, monthly newsletter and magazine class notes. Keep accurate records of current and past postings, sources and dates of posting and removal. Electronic Newsletters Prepare, edit and proofread monthly electronic alumni newsletter. Also responsible for editing weekly electronic newsletter on upcoming events. Photography Assist in selecting and booking photographers for events covered on the web and elsewhere. Provide photo direction as necessary to ensure accurate documentation is provided. Search and select images for use in magazine, electronic publications and online. Administrative Ensure availability of materials for Hyde Park and Gleacher Center visitors. Distribute magazines to faculty, staff and students on publication. Manage a variety of projects as assigned and provide additional support as needed including but not limited to: handling shipping and processing bills. Supervisory Manage student intern on a daily basis; prioritize her/his workload, set expectations, and provide feedback on the work. Train intern as needed on internal systems and processes. Oversee the hiring of a new intern when needed. This position is expected to last approximately six months.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: A minimum two years of related professional experience in a publications- or communications-related job functions required. Magazine or newsletter experience strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision required. Proven high level of self-motivation and initiative required. Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines required. Excellent writing and editing skills required. Demonstrated good sense of display design and ability to exercise sound judgment regarding newsworthiness of media items and appropriateness of materials for displays required. Ability to discern good photography and select photographs appropriate for desired use required. Familiarity with project management software and experience with Microsoft Office required. Ability to work well with all levels of staff, students, and faculty required. Knowledge of Chicago Booth and University of Chicago preferred. Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style preferred. Knowledge of print production preferred.