The copyeditor/writer is responsible for copyediting and fact checking content for multiple university communications across various platforms including print, email, web, and social media, among others; line editing also may necessary. The copyeditor/writer is responsible for writing content for multiple university communications across those same platforms, all to support the university's visibility, brand awareness, and admission goals. The individual in this position also works with the content director to help manage and post content to the university's news website.
Department: Marketing and Communications
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree is required for this position along with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in communications, media, or a related field. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required, as is advanced proficiency in AP Style and/or Chicago Manual of Style. Excellent reporting, interviewing, and fact checking skills are required. Experience in higher education, the nonprofit sector, and/or a science and technology setting is a bonus.
Knowledge & Skills:
The right person for the job will be—
Passionate about good editing, writing, and grammar
Able to think critically and creatively
Curious about the world
Detail oriented and willing to go the extra mile to ensure factual accuracy
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and working knowledge of Google Apps
Able to work well under deadline
Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively
Willing to take direction
Candidates who are contacted for an interview may be required to take both a timed writing test and a timed copyediting test. In addition to vitae, candidates should provide work samples and references.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.