Editor of the Coloradan

Boulder, Boulder County
Jun 18, 2014

Posting Description: *Key Responsibilities* Leadership: Provide vision, creative ideas and strong writing and editing skills to produce the quarterly magazine. Collaborate with Alumni Association staff and align with the organization's vision, mission and goals. Work closely with staff to promote Alumni Association services, events and programs. Supervise and work closely with associate editor and others on researching, writing and editing content, illustrations and photography for the magazine. Lead the Coloradan Editorial Advisory Group composed of University Communications staff to share story ideas and brainstorm topics quarterly. Participate in the Coloradan Advisory Board and meetings with CU-Boulder Schools, Colleges and Departments to stay current on a broad slate of issues and initiatives. Budget: The editor will prepare, manage and monitor an annual budget of approximately $450,000 and is responsible for the hiring and invoicing of all magazine contract workers including freelance writers, work/study students, designers, photographers and the magazine's printing and mailing representatives. Copy and photography: Identify, write and edit engaging content for the magazine's readers to effectively communicate the university's story to its alumni, faculty, staff and student populations. Creatively and effectively share the successes of the university and alumni through compelling features, visuals, infographics and other communication techniques using magazine best practices. Edit and proof copy to ensure the Coloradan's voice is clear, consistent, factually correct and not marred by spelling or grammatical errors. Research and write articles that encourage alumni to feel a sense of pride in their alma mater and compel them to engage with the Alumni Association, the university and each other. Design and layout: Manage the magazine's look and feel, working directly with outside designers and printers to produce a visually stunning magazine and ensure that quality standards are met consistently. Advertising: Coordinate with Business Development to incorporate advertising into the print and electronic editions of the magazine. Participate in the development of annual magazine specifications and ad rates. Distribution: Coordinate with the CU Foundation to manage the Coloradan distribution list quarterly. Ensure this list is correctly segmented and oversee the mailing of each issue including processing returns, executing internal distributions and archiving office copies. Customer service: Actively engage with the Coloradan's audience both within the publication and through written and verbal correspondence. The editor will conduct reader surveys at least two times per year, track customer interactions, capture and report data and communicate any changes to alumni contact information appropriately. Percentage of time for all of the above: 70 Marketing copy: The editor will produce engaging content for Alumni Association programs, website and collateral as needed. S/he will develop copy for the Alumni Awards Ceremony including letter templates for nominators, winners and non-winning nominees as well as website features, invitations, event program copy and the MC's script. In addition, the editor will write copy for individual events and programs such as Rockies Day, National Western Stock Show, the Heritage Center, etc. Percentage of time 25 Supervision: The editor directly supervises associate editor and works closely with a team of student worker(s), freelance writers and outside consultants on a daily basis. S/he is responsible for the hiring and management as well as maintaining paperwork in accordance with applicable university guidelines. Percentage of time 5 *Salary and Benefits:* $60,000 - 75,000 annually, depending on experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127 or to the Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting human resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or (303) 492-6475. --- *Important Notes:* _Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and excluded parties list system check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Further, all employees must submit to the self-disclosure requirements outlined in the campus background check policy available at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/background-check-policy._ _The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work._

Minimum Qualifications: *What We Require* *Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field. *Eight years experience in the field of journalism. *Five years of creatively developing and writing marketing pieces for diverse platforms including the web, e-mail, invites, press releases and postcards. *Five years as editor of a magazine, newspaper or related publication *Clear understanding of how a magazine is created, written, edited and printed *Expert knowledge of writing, editing, proofreading and tenets of journalism, including AP style. *Three years in supervisory role *Strong budgetary experience

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *What You'll Need* *Demonstrated experience and competency in journalistic-style writing. *Must be able to work independently but also work successfully as a team player *Ability to communicate well and build effective collaborative partnerships with a diverse constituency *Proven ability to effectively work with staff to create effective communications/marketing pieces that drive engagement. *Ability to generate story ideas and evaluate which ones will most effectively resonate with readers *Excellent customer service skills *Desire to develop strong relationships across campus with faculty and staff, as well as with the greater Forever Buffs student and alumni family. *Strong leadership skills *Abilty to think independently and creatively while carrying out the overall vision for the organization

Desired Qualifications: *What We'd Like You to Have* *Strong knowledge of CU-Boulder history and passion for CU-Boulder *Master's degree in journalism or related field and/or five years of progressively relevant experience, including supervisory or management experience *Five years leading a magazine that wins awards

Campus: Boulder