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Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Publications and Editing

Job Description

The Editor is the primary copyeditor for a wide range of materials in support of communications and marketing, alumni engagement, and development goals in the Advancement division at Virginia Tech. The Editor is an integral part of University Relations' Editorial Content Strategy team, which operates under the direction of the Executive Editor and assists with university-wide editorial oversight for a variety of platforms. The Editor works in a dynamic, digital-first environment, editing and improving content generated by colleagues in University Relations and in the colleges and units across the university; coordinating a wide variety of editorial projects; and writing original content. The Editors work will directly influence a variety of platforms, including the VTx website for news and video, the Virginia Tech Magazine, and more. The ideal candidate will have the ability to edit and copyedit in a variety of writing styles; problem-solve, both individually and as part of a project team; work independently with minimal guidance; and be a motivated self-starter.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or a related discipline and related work experience in a communications field.

Demonstrated editing and copyediting experience in a communications field.

General knowledge of/experience working with style guides, including AP style.

Strong verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to work individually and within a team environment, alongside writers, editors, photographers, designers, video producers, marketers, stakeholders, and more, in order to accomplish objectives.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or a related discipline.

Prior editing and copyediting experience with a variety of communications including magazines.

Knowledge of printing industry practices.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Experience working in a content management system.

Experience in a higher education or other academic environment.

Experience with content production and measuring the effectiveness of communications.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

December 6 , 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Barnettat during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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