Please include a cover letter and three writing samples with your application.
Development Communications creates communication solutions that inspire investment in Emory. We build relationships based on mutual trust and expertise, strategizing with front-line fundraisers and development teams to engage donors through creative products that inspire giving. Collaboration, among team members and across the division of Development and Alumni Relations, is essential to all we do. Development Communications is a fast-paced, deadline-driven department composed of creative professionals that work well with each other.
The senior editor will:
Thrive in a collaborative setting and also produce independently.
Know the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of smart project management, scheduling timelines for projects, keeping them on track, communicating effectively with designers and internal partners, and providing frequent status updates.
Partner with the Office of Annual Giving and Office of Gift Planning, among others, to create strong messaging and develop compelling content for direct solicitation appeals through print mail and email for 14 schools and units.
Understand and implement best practices for direct mail/email.
Write persuasively with the ability to shift tone and style given the medium and audience.
Think in strategic and creative ways, pitching new ideas to partners when appropriate.
Create content for cultivation and stewardship touch points with annual donors, including newsletters and event collateral.
Conceptualize and produce a series of marketing, solicitation, and stewardship communications that inform and encourage planned gifts to Emory.
With a firm grasp on grammar and style, copy edit other senior editors as needed.
Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, from complex, design-intensive collateral and versioned direct mail flights to one-off, editorial-only tasks.
Balance creative vision with priorities of various stakeholders to deliver effective products to partners on time.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or related field and three years experience in printing, editing, publishing or related area, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Emory University, a top research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems.