Proofreader, Online Editor, Writer

Saint Paul, Ramsey County
Jul 23, 2014
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The University of St. Thomas University Relations Department invites applications for a Proofreader, Online Editor, Writer.


This individual fills a key proofreading and editing role in University Relations. Primarily, this person will proof and edit a variety of print and online publications produced by the department.



  • Coordinate and serve as the primary proofreader for more than 500 University Relations publications (annually), ranging from magazine content to online advertising.

  • Mastery of Associate Press stylebook is a must.

  • Work with magazine editors, marketing representatives and designers to ensure the accuracy of all University Relations produced publications.

Online Editor – Newsroom

  • Serve as the first point of contact for incoming communications requests and routing story assignments to appropriate staff members.

  • Must be technically savvy with a deep knowledge of web-based blogging software (WordPress) and photo editing software (Photoshop).

  • A general understanding of data-driven results (Google Analytics, Lyris data and social media insights) is critical.

  • Serve as primary backup to the associate director of the Newsroom.

Writer – Newsroom

  • Strong writing skills that can successfully generate a variety of content, which includes university news items and some long-form features.

  • Must be capable of generating story ideas by reaching out to community members and conducting web research. 

  • A working knowledge of communications strategies that may include the use of website content management (both inside and outside of the Newsroom), social media, email and RSS.


Please include a writing sample with your online application.

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or communications required. This is not an entry-level position. Requires three to five years of writing, editing and proofreading experience.


Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Oral communication skills to interview people, handle departmental inquiries and advise Newsroom contributors. Must have working mastery of the Associated Press Stylebook. Organizational skills to prioritize aspects of publication to meet tight deadlines. Sound news judgment and instincts. Ability to work under deadline pressure on a regular basis.


Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.