Editorial Director

UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedFebruary 14, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

UCLA Strategic Communications increases awareness, understanding and support of UCLA's vision, mission, and accomplishments among its many constituencies. A major focus of this department is the formulation and implementation of strategic communications initiatives, plans and events. The marketing programs are targeted toward critical internal and external stakeholders and help address UCLA's ability to compete for the best students and faculty. Clients include, but not limited to academic and administrative units, including undergraduate and graduate education and the Chancellor's Office.

In print and online, UCLA Magazine covers UCLA and its impact on the larger world around it, offering lively and in-depth reporting on the research and discoveries, arts and culture, sports, and public service that make the university one of the most well-known and respected public research institutions in the world, while also serving as a guide to consumers of UCLA's cultural and recreational offerings. The UCLA Magazine takes information about UCLA, strategically turns it into engaging stories and experiences, and shares it in ways that make it accessible and engaging; helps campus partners by providing communications expertise and consultation; complete communications services; guided messaging and strategy, enabling partners across campus to communicate more effectively.

Reporting to the Director, Creative Services, the Editorial Director is responsible for the overarching strategic framework and development of the high quality, well-written, well-designed, and timely quarterly publication in print and online of the UCLA Magazine that serves the needs of UCLA while engaging its readership in an editorial environment with broad appeal. As the most senior copywriter, the incumbent is a key leadership team member; visible on campus and works collaboratively with campus administrative and academic leadership, faculty, students and alumni in successfully telling the UCLA story. The Editorial Director supervises the copy/writing team, which consists of 6 FTE staff and 5-6 freelancers. Working hours may include weekends, evenings and holidays and light travel is required.  

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