The Assistant Director of Editorial is responsible for conceiving, writing, editing, and managing a wide range of print and digital communications, including brand positioning, communications plans, and naming and taglines, long-form feature writing, event and advertising campaigns, video scripts, and a variety of other editorial content and marketing communications deliverables. Creating the highest quality content in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, the Assistant Director of Editorial leads the editorial team within UChicago Creative and collaborates with producers, photographers, designers, and project managers. The Assistant Director of Editorial supervises the editorial team, consisting of a Senior Editor and a Writer, with responsibility for hiring new staff and conducting annual evaluations. The Assistant Director of Editorial will provide editorial staff with strategic and creative editorial guidance and feedback on projects in progress; manage the editorial process, workload, and workflow; and maintain UChicago Creative's editorial guidelines and standards. Together, the editorial team will create compelling content that raises the University's profile, meets strategic goals, translates complex research into accessible communications tools, and stewards the University's voice for a range of audiences. Reporting to the Associate Director of Design and Identity, the Assistant Director of Editorial will be a strategic lead on projects for a range of clients and University Communications initiatives. This person will represent UChicago Creative and University Communications in developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships, including with senior University leadership and clients from across the University of Chicago. This includes being able to understand, articulate, and often propose communications goals; pitch creative concepts; lead meetings; interview stakeholders; run with feedback; and act as a communications expert and partner on large-scale, multi-channel projects. The ideal candidate will bring a high level of creativity, strategic thinking, a journalistic attention to detail, and the ability to brainstorm and develop projects collaboratively as a crucial member of a creative team. In addition, the Assistant Director of Editorial should have a strong grasp of production workflow, the ability to develop creative solutions, and the skills to uphold departmental quality control measures. This individual must lead by example, be a creative storyteller; an avid problem solver able to unravel creative deadlocks and rethink processes; an organizer able to prioritize competing deadlines and tasks; and an enthusiastic and passionate questioner and thinker able to understand and engage with academic topics and needs.
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