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Editorial Producer, Virginia Tech News

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Editorial Producer, Virginia Tech News
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170118
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Editorial Producer for Virginia Tech News fulfills an important role in the daily flow of news and information to the Virginia Tech homepage, Virginia Tech News, the Daily Email, Weekly Student Email, and social media. This person will work closely with University Relations leadership and communications directors throughout Virginia Tech to write and edit articles, press releases, campus notices, and event listings that fulfill strategic objectives and boost interest and engagement.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, writing or related discipline, or Master’s degree.
A portfolio of work that exhibits strong writing and editing skills with professional experience as a writer, reporter, or communicator.
Thorough understanding of AP style.
Keen attention to detail.
Intermediate-level skill and understanding of HTML and website management.
Experience working on email communications (writing, editing, or distribution).
Solid news judgment and an ability to take initiative when needed.
Experience working with graphic editing software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, exercise discretionary actions, and work on daily deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience managing social media platforms.
Knowledge of content management systems.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must have criminal background check to include driver’s license check.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
As designated emergency personnel, the successful candidate will need to be available to work if inclement weather or other situations affect normal university operations. Occasional night and weekend work can also be expected.
Reports to the Director of Virginia Tech News/Web Communications.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0170118. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and list of five references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, hrservicecenter@vt.edu.

A review of applications will begin after May 19, 2017.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience.
Location: Blacksburg
Department: University Relations
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F, 8 am - 5 pm + as necessary
Job Posting Date: 04/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/19/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75647

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents