Managing Editor at Wake Forest Magazine

February 16, 2023
Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary
In University Advancement, we believe in equity, not just equality. We understand that in order to develop a fully engaged constituency; individuals must receive equitable treatment instead of equal treatment. Establishing equality means treating everyone the same. Equity necessitates transforming our community to meet the needs, interests and cultural norms of our University Advancement staff.

The Managing Editor, Wake Forest Magazine is responsible for helping drive content creation and news and features coverage for the award-winning Wake Forest Magazine with its 90,000-issue print circulation and for directing and producing content for our website and social media channels. Responsible for overseeing production scheduling, production progress and deadlines. Helps create and implement the magazine’s strategy; assists the AVP/Editor-at-Large in managing resources and budgets; spearheads editorial initiatives; writes and edits; meets with vendors as needed.

*Please include 3-5 writing samples along with your cover letter and CV when applying for this position.

*Applications for this position will be accepted through March 10, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. EST*

Job Description
This Job Is For You If You Are Able To….

  • In collaboration with the AVP/Editor-at-Large, identify and implement a magazine strategy to ensure vibrant communication to audiences, including alumni, parents and friends.
  • Write and edit original content, with a demonstrated flair for feature writing.
  • Assist in developing a robust story budget for the magazine, including themed issues, which aligns with strategic priorities.
  • Copy edit all magazine materials in print and online.
  • Provide writing and editorial oversight for the magazine’s website and social networking sites.
  • Supervise the work of the WF Magazine staff when AVP/Editor-at-Large is away or teaching.
  • Help ensure that the editorial integrity and graphic identity of the institution are maintained/advanced in WF Magazine.
  • Coordinate with a freelance designer and in-house art director on visual storytelling.
  • Take proactive steps to solicit and offer story ideas; keep current on WF news.
  • Assist in production and oversight of email newsletter.
  • Help supervise magazine interns.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Have high standards for your work and are proud to contribute to a mission-driven organization.
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.
  • Have a passion for workplace diversity and inclusion.
  • Get excited about the prospect of joining a team that is making a difference in people’s lives every day.

What Skills Do You Need?

  • Bachelor’s degree or better in journalism, English or a related field with a minimum of five years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading, and publications.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably at least five years.
  • Ability to write, edit, and manage production of print and digital projects creatively and collaboratively, while advancing the editorial standards of the University.
  • Strong news judgment with an eye for good stories.
  • Proven record as an exceptional writer and editor who is creative about digital forms of storytelling.
  • Excellent editing skills under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to prioritize, set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients, colleagues, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage creative staff and work well with design team members, magazine teammates and University colleagues.
  • Proficiency in desktop software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Drive; proficiency in social networking tools and a Web CMS such as WordPress for online publishing.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends and to travel as necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pertaining to information contained in donor records and system data.
  • Commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work.
  • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people.

Responsible for own work
May supervise Magazine interns

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all requirements listed in the job description. In University Advancement at Wake Forest University, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If this role appeals to you, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification on the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by the employee’s supervisor. 

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021.  Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University. 

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.  

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources. 

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee’s position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy. 

To help provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment. 

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities. 

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement
Full time 
Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor. 

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment. 

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. 

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