Multimedia Editor

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

ID: 7072531
Posted: November 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Are you an innovative editor interested in working in an intellectually engaging environment? Do you have solid print and multimedia skills, and a desire to put them to use in an academic setting? Kellogg Insight, the faculty thought leadership publication at the Kellogg School of Management, is looking for a multi-media editor to help showcase our faculty's research and ideas in print articles, podcasts, video, graphics, and other media. The ideal candidate will have a journalism background with a deep understanding of both print/web writing and editing, and podcast writing and editing. Experience with video production and other media is a plus, as is experience communicating complicated ideas in innovative ways. The editor will be joining a small editorial team where we prize curiosity, creativity, and intellectual rigor. If you feel like this could be a good career match for you, please apply!

Job Summary:

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world.

Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing.

At Kellogg, we are educating, equipping and inspiring leaders to excel in today's complex Collaboration Economy. As a global community, Kellogg welcomes and embraces diverse perspectives that together enrich learning. Our vibrance can be seen throughout our dynamic community:

Kellogg students learn to build strong organizations that drive value creation in markets, harness the architectures of collaboration, deftly navigate between the private and public sectors, and innovate in the marketplace at firms large and small. Our world-class faculty are recognized thought leaders whose teaching and cutting-edge research change how the world thinks about complex problems affecting business and society.

The school's powerful global alumni network is 54,000-strong, comprised of true Kellogg leaders who lead top organizations.

About the Position:

We are seeking a multimedia editor for Kellogg Insight, an online magazine that explores and promotes the thought leadership generated by faculty and affiliates of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This candidate will be part of a small team charged with shaping our magazine’s content and expanding our audience.

This position is responsible for producing articles, podcasts, and other multimedia pieces that communicate faculty knowledge to a broad but sophisticated business audience. The ideal candidate is a sharp developmental editor who is adept at storytelling in different formats, including written, audio, and visual. This candidate should have a demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in an engaging way. Multimedia storytelling experience and an editing background in print or online is a must. This role works closely with the Editor in Chief, Senior Editor, Marketing Manager, and other staff content producers. Limited evening and weekend hours as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide writing and editorial services for Kellogg Insight
Write and edit articles and multimedia scripts
Manage freelance writers and producers
Produce multimedia storytelling content (e.g., videos, podcasts) for Insight’s website and social media channels
Coordinate with faculty on fact-checking
Find and procure additional content for Kellogg Insight
Build and foster relationships with Kellogg School faculty
Solicit and curate content from faculty
Synthesize faculty expertise with emerging business trends
Minimum Qualifications:

BS or MS in Journalism, Communications, Social Science or a related field required
At least 5 years’ experience communicating complex information to a broad audience
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Ability to evaluate academic research for rigor and popular appeal
Versatile and engaging writer and multimedia producer, able to learn and master multiple forms and styles, including podcasts, video, and infographics.
Sharp developmental editor
Experience working with online publications, including multimedia elements
Maintain awareness of industry and platform best practices, along with emerging trends and opportunities
Strong project management skills
Passion for both high-level strategy and hands-on writing, producing, and editing
Thrives under deadline and adjusts to shifting priorities with ease
Skilled at developing relationships at all levels
Imaginative self-starter
Preferred Qualifications:

1-2 years of work experience in higher education
Familiarity with social scientific research processes.
Business reporters preferred
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

Video production and editing
Experience with visual journalism (ie: data visualization, infographics, etc.)


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