Assistant Editor

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Assistant Editor is responsible for researching, writing and producing a wide range of stories to highlight the impact of the school's programs, research, and people — including faculty, students, staff and alumni. 
  1. Generates original story ideas related to the school, including the people, programs, and issues at the heart of its mission
  2. Writes and edits articles, press releases and feature stories of interest to diverse audiences, including prospective students, media, donors, alumni and others
  3. Works with Editorial Board to conceive and execute new directions and opportunities for the F&ES biannual magazine, Canopy
  4. Curates, coordinates and edits the majority of content for Canopy, and works with the Design Manager to oversee the production schedule
  5. Arranges for photographs, illustrations, galleries and videos to complement stories; writes captions and supplementary materials for web and magazine content
  6. Serves as managing editor for the F&ES social media presence, guiding a team of student assistants who contribute and post content
  7. Works with colleagues across F&ES and Yale to identify and evaluate measures of school impact
  8. Monitors and periodically reports on metrics and analytics for external media coverage and other data of interest
  9. Supports the communications team in proofreading, posting stories, and managing website and newsletter content
  10. Other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to develop narrative stories, write short copy, proofread and edit content on deadline
  • Ability to research and quickly understand, distill and communicate complex concepts
  • Keen understanding of trends in media and digital publishing, including social media
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with careful attention to details and deadlines
  • Great people skills; must be able to relate with or develop an easy rapport with a broad range of faculty, staff, alumni and students in various stages of their careers from diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • Exceptional professionalism, must be able to serve as a representative of the School and Communications Team in various settings and to various types of external audiences
  • Preferred: Degree in journalism, communications or equivalent field of study or professional experience
  • Preferred: In-depth knowledge of environmental science and grasp of current events and trends in the area of environment and sustainability

 STARS # 49155BR

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