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Sr Writer/Editor

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Position Information

Position Title Sr Writer/Editor
Requisition Number STFR004176
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 11
Posting Date 11/09/2017

This position leads efforts creating and aligning content to Bouve College’s brand standards and delivering on the college vision, leadership priorities, while working independently and collaboratively with graphic designers and other internal and external partners. S/he is responsible for writing and editing compelling short- and long-form copy for various marketing and communications projects. Projects may include informational, promotional and other communication vehicles, such as leadership remarks, internal talking points, digital content, collateral, annual/impact reports, op-eds, text for videos/podcasts and more. (NOTE: Does not include scientific or medically-specific technical writing.) May at times help secure and direct freelance or agency writers. Also, effectively works within standard processes to ensure projects are delivered on brief, on time and within budget. Excellent problem-solving, prioritizing, communications, and interpersonal skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.


Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or related field or the equivalent.
5-8 years of relevant work experience with advanced editing, writing, and proofreading skills
Outstanding copywriting skills for print and digital media, including both short- and long-form content, specifically with magazines, collateral, leadership remarks, etc. (writing samples required)
Demonstrated ability to develop content strategies and editorial calendars with “story ideas” for multiple audiences across varied media
Masterful knowledge of AP style (experience with Chicago Manual of Style a plus)
Excellent editing, interviewing, and oral presentation skills.
Extremely detail-oriented; must possess superior organizational and time-management skills
Ability to work efficiently and maintain a high level of productivity and quality, independently and as part of a team; to communicate regularly; balance multiple priorities; and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, team-focused environment
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Additional Information

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools – Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — over 2000 undergraduates and 2400 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Other
  3. Digital Portfolio

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