BCO: Editorial Assistant (S9998C)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
The Bates Office of Communications is the source of great stories about people and programs that make Bates one of the leading U.S. liberal arts colleges.
The Editorial Assistant position is important to the College’s public communications strategy. The Communications Office Editorial Assistants are tasked with a challenging variety of activities including journalistic writing and copy-editing, research and interviewing, media database operations and such miscellaneous jobs as digital photo and audio editing. The position is a valuable way for a student to gather writing samples for a portfolio, gain exposure to the everyday working of the media and communications industry, and absorb valuable experience in writing and editing.
At times, the Editorial Assistants may be required to perform such tasks as transcribing recorded interviews, running errands on campus and staffing the Communications Office reception desk.The Editorial Assistant must have strong writing and editing skills, a broad awareness of current events, a reverence for accuracy, an eye for editorial detail (including awareness of grammar, spelling, and word usage) and be fluent in English. Digital photography and video skills are also welcome.
Completion of high school experience. The Editorial Assistant must have experience in an office environment and experience in publishing and media or marketing communications.The Editorial Assistant must be able to climb stairs. Knowledge of Windows and Macintosh computers, as well as a transcription machine would be helpful.
Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
- Report and write articles for the Bates website, Bates Magazine, and Communications Office press releases
- Associated Press-style copy editing.
- Rewrite and re-purpose text for a variety of publications.
- Perform web and library archival research for Communications Office staff.
- Digital photo and audio editing and production.
- Cover the reception desk.
- Run campus deliveries.
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