As part of the Office of Communications at Vassar College, the writer will have responsibility for writing news and feature articles about Vassar College, its campus activities, and its alumnae/i. S/he will assist the director of alumnae/i communications with the production of the Vassar Quarterly, a magazine published three times per year; a monthly electronic newsletter; a weekly update of the alumnae/i website, the Hub; and broadcast emails. The writer will also work collaboratively with the college’s editorial team on additional writing and web content projects. S/he will be required to attend programs and events, as needed, and is expected to develop and maintain relationships with a wider Vassar audience, including alumnae/i, faculty members, administrative staff, and students.
The successful candidate must have strong written and interpersonal communications skills and be a creative “idea person” accustomed to working with others to generate story ideas. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or similar subject, and three to five years of professional experience in writing for print and electronic publications is preferred.
To apply, please visit us at https://employment.vassar.edu. To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, three or more professional feature-writing samples, and contact information for three employer references (Word or PDF format required). Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.