California College of the Arts
The part-time Writer/Editor is responsible for producing compelling editorial content and copy for a variety of audiences. As a skilled storyteller, the Writer/Editor will partner with members of the Marketing and Communications team and others across the college to engage audiences, build awareness, and support institutional goals through fresh, interesting narrative. In addition to writing, this role will copyedit and proofread a variety of editorial, campaign, marketing, and web projects.
The Writer/Editor is a member of CCA’s Office of Marketing and Communications, an in-house strategic and creative team that proactively brings the college’s stories to a broad variety of audiences in support of CCA’s mission and its enrollment, reputation, and advancement goals.
We are looking for a highly creative writer to produce copy that brings our creative community to life in print and digital communications. The ideal candidate will have experience achieving high-quality results on tight deadlines, handling multiple assignments simultaneously, and adhering to editorial style and brand guidelines.
Successful candidates will be able to draw insights and make connections about what drives creative practitioners and will bring that understanding to a range of audiences, especially prospective students, by writing incisive, engaging copy. Knowing what inspires artists, designers, architects, writers, and scholars to make a difference with their work and articulating why creative practice is relevant and matters to society is crucial. Having a firsthand connection to the arts community to truly understand the audience and previous experience writing about art, design, or architecture is strongly desired.
The Writer/Editor will be an active participant in the department’s and the college’s efforts to identify and dismantle structural inequities and promote anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will contribute to the diversity of personal and professional perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that support these efforts.
The Writer/Editor must enjoy active collaboration with a creative team and work well under tight time constraints. The ideal candidate is well-versed in a broad range of writing. While the emphasis of this position is on writing features and news stories, there is also a need for marketing copy, social media posts, headlines, and calls to action. Editorial management and impeccable copyediting skills are essential.
Content writing – 60% of time responsibilities
- This role will research, report, and produce a variety of stories, including long-form and short-form editorial, scripts, and newsletter and social media copy. The Writer/Editor will identify compelling story ideas and, working with others on the team, shape them into stories in a variety of formats to engage target audiences, especially prospective students.
Copywriting – 30% of time responsibilities
- The Writer/Editor is responsible for writing marketing and informational copy for select in-house clients and for the cca.edu website. Print projects include copywriting for posters, postcards, brochures, flyers, invitations, direct mail, signage, etc. Digital projects include copywriting for the public-facing website, email campaigns, and landing pages.
Editing – 10% of time responsibilities
- This role is also responsible for copyediting and proofing marketing and communications projects, compiling content and assets, and project managing editorial projects.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, creative writing, communications, or other relevant discipline
2+ years of copywriting or journalism experience
Demonstrated ability to develop clear, compelling, and accurate content on deadline
Strong storytelling skills across a variety of platforms including audio, video, and social media in addition to print and web
Ability to adjust storytelling tone and style to suit a variety of audiences
Familiar with proofreader’s marks, AP Style Guide, and Chicago Manual of Style
Excellent attention to detail, sound editorial judgment, and impeccable copyediting skills
Experience writing about art, design, or architecture highly desirable
Ability to work well with others, collaborate on projects, and meet tight deadlines
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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