Print and Digital Storyteller

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Date Posted June 01, 2021
Industry Public Relations
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Office of Communication Services at Duke University seeks a news writer/producer who can tell high-quality stories for print and digital channels. This curious person is a resourceful communicator who will contribute strong journalistic skills on any given day in support of Duke’s programs and initiatives. Duke is the size of a small city, and this communications professional will be part of a small but mighty team that tells the story of the Duke workforce.

One day, you may write about campus construction, and the next day, you could be examining data for a cover story for the award-winning employee print publication or producing a one-minute video to highlight the work of a staff member.

The successful candidate is self-motivated, flexible, and highly collaborative – a team player who contributes good ideas and has a clean, clear writing style that can turn a complex or flat topic into a compelling story for more than 40K readers. The successful candidate is also adept at using social media.

Work performed:



Work requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, and at least two years of full-time writing experience, preferably at a daily newspaper or magazine.

About the Office of Communication Services:

Duke’s Office of Communication Services manages Duke’s communications platforms for employees and supports communication needs for central administration units such as Human Resources, Parking and Transportation, Sustainability, and other areas. The office produces all content for the Working@Duke section of Duke Today, which is the university’s flagship news website, as well as stories for the award-winning print magazine, Working@Duke. The Working@Duke portfolio also includes a weekly e-newsletter and Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts. The office supports a work arrangement that includes flexibility to work off-site a few days per week.

To apply:

In addtion to applying online, qualified candidates are asked to send a resume, several examples of clips (long-and-short form writing sent as scans or links/not Word documents); video/multimedia samples; and a cover letter to: Leanora Minai, Editor/Executive Director of Communications, at

Learn more about the communication channels:

Working@Duke section on Duke Today (digital)

Working@Duke print publication (archive site)

Working@Duke This Week (e-newsletter example)





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