The Publications Manager and Editor is the school’s lead writer and editor, creating marketing collateral, the alumni magazine, and a range of other content – from web stories to email newsletters to ads and reports. This position is central to bringing GFS’ mission to life for a variety of key audiences as well as inspiring interest, engagement, and support.
Find compelling and creative ways to bring the GFS experience to life for a variety of audiences, through a broad range of content: from press releases to feature stories, and talking points to scripts.
Serve as editor for Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer GFS Bulletin (alumni magazine)
Collaborate with Communications and Marketing colleagues to update and produce signature marketing pieces on a range of GFS programs.
Develop annual ad copy to promote GFS brand—with particular focus on Admissions and Summer Camps (print, radio, online)
Review/edit and help develop concepts for fundraising appeals and stewardship letters
Support Development with planning/editing/writing alumni digest e-newsletter
Resident author/editor of key communications to the community as well as periodic media stories/press releases, as needed
Resident proofreader/copy editor for the Advancement Department, including a weekly e-newsletter to families, key donor reports, and acknowledgment letters
Collaborate with multimedia (video and photo) to develop creative strategy, concepts,and scripts
Direct and plan 1-2 photoshoots/year with outside photographers and work closely with in-house multimedia team to ensure strategic visual alignment.
Contributes to other special projects, such as campaign collateral development
Bachelor’s degree in English or related field required.
A minimum of 5-7 years in a communications, magazine, or publications role required.
Significant and exceptional writing experience and agility, ideally for magazine or newspaper.
Flexible, resourceful, creative, detail?oriented, and proactive with strong interpersonal skills.
Availability to attend/staff some evening and weekend events, including Open House and Alumni Weekend, among others.
Experience working in a Quaker educational institution or nonprofit, a plus.
The Advancement Department at Germantown Friends School is responsible for all Development, Communications, and Marketing activities, reinforcing and building relationships with a range of audiences, and, ultimately, helping create lifelong connections with the school.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references (all as email attachments) to email@example.com with “Publications Manager and Editor” as the subject line.
Germantown Friends School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website atwww.germantownfriends.org.
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, coeducational day school, serving early childhood?12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org.
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood through 12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org