Lakeside School is looking for a creative storyteller and editor who will lead the production of a twice-yearly alumni magazine. The communications associate is a part-time (.60), year-round staff position at a highly regarded nonprofit that is setting the bar in education. You’ll be part of a dynamic, collaborative team working to communicate the mission and work of the school to alumni, parents and guardians, faculty, staff, donors, and the public.
Are a creative person who loves to tell compelling stories about people making a difference in our region and the world.
Take pride of ownership of major projects and are constantly looking to make them better.
Can gracefully juggle all pieces of a 52-page print publication while staying on deadline.
Are excited to take on the refresh of a beloved magazine distributed to more than 9,000 alumni ranging in age from 18 to 100, located around the world.
Have a nose for news, with strong reporting and research skills.
Are strong as a writer, editor, and proofreader for cross-platform media.
Know AP Style backward and forward but are accepting of the Oxford comma.
Bring a sense of curiosity and empathy to working with people of all ages and a variety of backgrounds.
Manage the production of a twice-yearly alumni publication, Lakeside magazine. Conceptualize and solicit content, write, edit, oversee the design and proofreading, coordinate all phases of production, and oversee printing.
Edit a range of institutional communications, taking into account intended use, audience, and budget, as well as institutional goals and objectives. This may include fundraising-related communications, web news stories, internal communications, and others.
Supervise and direct creative and professional services from outside vendors and freelancers for the magazine, including art director, writers, a copy editor, and proofreaders, both longstanding and new.
Provide support to the communications director on media and public relations efforts, as needed.
How to apply:
Visit www.lakesideschool.org and click on About Us/Careers for more information and to apply for this unique opportunity!
Applicants should have a minimum of five years of successful experience working in journalism, publishing, or communications, and experience managing the production of a magazine or an equivalent publication. Coursework in journalism, communications, marketing, or writing is highly desired.
Candidates must possess outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills across a range of media (print and digital). They should be deadline-driven, merging a painstaking attention to detail with the ability to multitask. Candidates should be able to balance independent work and self-management with the ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment. They must have a demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Computer (PC/Windows) proficiency is required, as well as advanced skill with Microsoft Office, including Word and Outlook. Experience using project management software (ex: Basecamp, Trello) is a plus.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.