Editorial Manager

Southern Virginia University’s Branding & Creative Office is seeking a talented and motivated writer to help elevate the University’s brand. The editorial manager is the primary writer and editor for the University and is responsible for producing news and other content that communicates key messages to the public through new and traditional media. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and portfolio to hr@svu.edu and marketing@svu.edu.

Employment Status: Full-time, Salary ($30,000-$40,000 based on experience)

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree is a plus

Experience: 2-3 years of work experience in related field

Qualifications:

  • Superb written and editing skills (AP style preferred)
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Experience with writing for the web and HTML editing
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capacity to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and perspectives

Preferred Abilities:

  • Previous experience in public affairs, public relations, or a related field

Responsibilities:

  • Write and distribute AP-style press releases and feature stories to local and national media
  • Design and distribute a weekly newsletter to alumni, donors, parents, students, and campus
  • Create and edit creative content for University promotional materials (new and traditional mediums)
  • Regularly seek out and interview students, alumni, and professors for engaging news features
  • Train, manage, and supervise a small team of student writing interns
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Branding & Creative Director

About Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University is a private, four-year, residential college aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values.

Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

About the Branding & Creative Office

Led by the Chief Marketing office, the Branding & Creative Office is the creative hub and engine of the University. As a unified and motivated team, we work collaboratively to elevate the University’s brand and communicate its value with every touchpoint. Our efforts overlap with and enhance the work of various offices across campus to attract, recruit, and retain students, and to raise funds.

Culture & Environment

First and foremost, the Branding & Creative Office is a team. We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the departments we work with across the University. We foster a work environment in which we openly assess, critique, discuss, and revise projects and ideas with courtesy and diplomacy.

Creative team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects autonomously and simultaneously to meet strict deadlines. This includes the ability to move initial concepts from brainstorming stages to completion with minimal supervision. We also love to have fun and enjoy a well-timed joke or TV quote.