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Digital Content Editor

Summary

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi seeks an experienced editor to develop and publish content for the Society’s national website, online magazine and other digital communications. The digital content editor will work in partnership with internal units, particularly marketing and chapter development, to help define content requirements for www.PhiKappaPhi.org and gather, create and schedule website content updates in a timely manner. The digital content editor also will regularly review local chapter websites and provide feedback in an advisory capacity to ensure consistency of content. In addition, the digital content editor will help develop and maintain an enhanced and accessible online presence for the Society’s general-interest magazine, Phi Kappa Phi Forum.

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in higher education, 10+ years of editorial experience and a talent for producing appealing copy for online consumption. The digital content editor reports to the chief marketing officer.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and an impressive benefits package await the new member of our team. The position will be located at the Society’s national headquarters office in Baton Rouge, LA. Submit resume, cover letter, and writing samples/portfolio materials by April 15 to tnavarre@phikappaphi.org. Phi Kappa Phi is an equal opportunity employer.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Researches and writes original pieces and repurposes copy for www.PhiKappaPhi.org, the online version of Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and the Focus email newsletter
  • Communicates regularly with various internal units to ensure website content is up-to-date and meeting online goals and legal requirements
  • Uses content management systems to update website content in a timely manner, including corporate partner and in-house advertisements
  • Regularly reviews local chapter websites for consistency and compliance with national messaging; provides feedback as needed to local chapter officers on potential copy edits and updates
  • Examines website analytics to identify site strengths and weaknesses and suggests changes accordingly
  • Organizes and posts online chapter training and professional development materials for chapter officers
  • Contributes to the development of additional approved content enhancements such as podcasts and webcasts
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of an enhanced and accessible online presence for the Phi Kappa Phi Forum magazine
  • Provides editorial assistance to Phi Kappa Phi Forum editor and communications director
  • Drafts member news and obituaries for Phi Kappa Phi Forum and various website blog posts as needed
  • Helps prepare spreadsheets for online distribution of Merit press releases
  • Monitors emerging trends in online content communication and design
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Journalism expertise: editor, proofreader, fact checker, researcher, reporter, writer, and grammarian
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to collaborate well with staff and external sources
  • Mastery of time management and meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat

Education and Experience

  • BA in English or journalism or related fields
  • Ten (10) years of editorial experience

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