Posted March 11, 2020

Copy Editor – The University of Chicago


Chicago, IL


APPLICATIONS DUE BY 11:59 P.M. CDT ON THURSDAY, MARCH 12.---Unit-specific Responsibilities1) Copyedit and proofread print, email, and digital materials, including alumni publications, direct-mail pieces, event collateral, programs, brochures, and fundraising appeals2) Assist in fact-checking publications3) Maintain house style guides and develop style guides for new or ongoing projects4) Partner with project managers, writers, editors, designers, web developers, and partners to ensure a strategic, holistic approach 5) Maintain high standards of quality and accuracy for a discerning, close-reading audience of alumni and friends as part of a collaborative, CASE-award-winning team of communicators6) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutionsUnit-preferred Competencies1) Strong verbal and writing skills with a high attention to detail and follow-up2) Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style3) Communicate Effectively & With Influence4) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources5) Excellent organizational skills6) Display Emotional Intelligence7) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador8) Foster Partnership & Collaboration9) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windowscomputer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access10) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business11) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends

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