Communications Staff Writer/Editor - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2017
Sep 25, 2017
Full Time
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Communications Staff Writer/Editor - Office of Advancement

The Communications Staff Writer/Editor writes and edits a broad range of communications aimed at connecting and reconnecting alumni and donors with Georgetown University.  Reporting to the Director of Communications and Editorial Services, the Communications Staff Writer/Editor has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Writes and edits content for print and web communications, including the Georgetown alumni magazine, the Georgetown Medicine magazine, and the Georgetown Giving website.
  • Writes sharp, web-friendly news and feature copy on a tight deadline with minimal edits and proactively collects and repurposes existing materials from across the university.
  • Copyedits, proofreads, and ensures compliance with the Office of Advancement Style Guide across all print and online communications, including marketing materials for highly visible alumni events such as Reunion, Homecoming, and John Carroll Weekend.    
  • Curates information for several highly visible e-newsletters, as well as content for newsletters for various Georgetown university audiences.
  • Assists with web content management, including locating suitable content assets such as photographs and multimedia.
  • Conducts background research, assists with special events, participates in video production, and takes on other projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 to 3 of experience in writing, editing, or marketing communications
  • Demonstrated ability to write sharp copy on a tight deadline with minimal edits
  • Strong writing, copyediting, and verbal skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to effectively multitask in a deadline-driven environment
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and proactive in reviewing analytics and usage data.

Preferred qualifications

  • News writing and/or experience in higher education
  • Experience with content management systems, HTML, and analytics tools
  • Research and interviewing experience

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