Jobs of the Week

New York Medical College: Communications Specialist (Public Relations)

Location: Valhalla, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5 years, Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Journalism, or Communications

The Office of Public Relations at New York Medical College is looking for a creative and detail-oriented communications professional. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines. The individual in this position will play an integral role in communications and marketing projects that promote New York Medical College, including printed and electronic publications, events, social media, the website, media relations and advertisements. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit writing samples and take a proofreading test.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit content for NYMC’s newsletters, alumni magazine, website, social media sites, brochures, press releases, announcements, speeches and advertisements, ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of the content
  • Write and edit editorial copy for a variety of NYMC audiences, including but not limited to, current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College
  • Interview NYMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and write compelling profiles
  • Create, schedule, and manage story assignments to meet appropriate deadlines. Coordinate with freelance writers and photographers as needed
  • Ensure NYMC’s style guide is enforced consistently and the Chicago Manual of Style style of writing is followed
  • Check spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage; proofread for errors in content: copy, art, and design
  • Manage NYMC special events, including arranging speakers, booking facilities, marketing events, writing press releases and coordinating with food services, facilities, security, and educational media
  • Attend NYMC lectures and events, taking photos and conducting interviews as necessary and writing articles for publication
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships throughout the school and local community
  • Stay current on industry standards and innovation through a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of communications, marketing, content strategy, social media, and issues affecting higher education

For more information and to apply, click here.

CNN: Senior Producer (Social Publishing)

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5-7+ years of journalism/community management

CNN is among the top leading news and information broadcasting companies in the world. Currently, they are looking to fill the position of Senior Producer of Social Publishing, a leadership role within CNN’s global social publishing team. As a Senior Producer, you will be leading a team, executing long-term planning goals on bespoke initiatives, and creating content across multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, messaging apps and Snapchat. To be Senior Producer, you must be extremely social media savvy, have exceptional writing skills, have great editorial judgment, and be able to package content for social audiences while maintaining CNN standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 5-7 digital journalists
  • Collaborate with teams across social, digital, and design to execute and brainstorm large network initiatives
  • Execute a social video strategy and edit social video
  • Partner with the Senior Director of Social Publishing and the international social publishing team on global social initiatives

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years of journalism/community management experience
  • A sincere passion for breaking news and social media
  • Relevant experience using social media as a publishing and audience engagement tool
  • Proven track record of creating engaging content (written, video, social) that drives traffic and engagement
  • Must know how to edit video and have proven track record of video production
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Deep understanding of multiple platforms and different devices
  • Be extremely organized and diligent for both maintaining team schedules and long term editorial planning
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, video and/or photos preferred
  • Extreme fluency in social media publishing and analytics tools and products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

For more information and to apply, click here.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media: Editor

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: 5+ years

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

DCPI is currently looking for an editor who will write and edit 50 titles per year (including packs), specializing in collections and new formats. Properties will primarily include Disney Junior, Disney Princess, Disney*Pixar, and Winnie the Pooh, among others. Other responsibilities include writing back cover copy and flap copy and brainstorming new titles and formats for the Disney Press list.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise editorial creations and approvals of titles assigned
  • Support director of product development on new initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be able to prioritize, multi-task, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidate must be highly motivated, productive, and detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge/understanding of publishing functions, process, and formats required
  • Excellent developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of the editorial process and copyediting tools
  • Experience working on children’s products as an editor
  • Knowledge of the Disney properties and franchises
  • Proficiency in email, word, excel, powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in children’s publishing; experience with novelty and licensed books preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications, journalism, or new media
  • Relevant editing coursework or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, click here.

Springer Nature: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational, and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn, and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a Senior Editor in the Clinical Medicine team
  • Be a key contributor to our journals program
  • Analyze incoming calls/email, provide necessary feedback, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise in the Senior Editors’ absence
  • Be flexible and able to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work assignments and determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task
  • Correspond with authors/editors
  • Prepare journal proposals and contracts
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Manage all accepted journal articles/issues for timely publication
  • Update future publication plans accordingly
  • Handle non-strategic issues to maintain scholarly journals: office point of contact when Editor is traveling, prepare new editorial agreements for Editors, update internal systems, request checks, maintain addresses Editorial Boards, etc.
  • Schedule journal issues and analyze/prepare future scheduling
  • Use available databases to track journals, update as necessary, and coordinate reports for status, pricing and information required by Editor and Editorial Director

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 months of office experience
  • Experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
  • Strong computer skills required in MS Word and Excel; database and other software capabilities is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient filing
  • Solid spelling and grammatical skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work accurately and exhibit strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must be able to act diplomatically in representing Springer

For more information and to apply, click here.

Internship: The International Computing Centre

The International Computing Center (ICC) is searching for a Communications Aide Intern for this current Spring 2017 term. The ICC works within the UN to provide information technology and communication services through the organization’s systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with communications strategy design and implementation
  • Build documents, templates, and presentations
  • Collaborate with internal departments to deliver marketing collateral
  • Assist in curating news, sales sheets and information briefs

General Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated interest in IT (but “techie” skills not needed per se)
  • Familiarity, interest, and expertise in digital technologies
  • Professional writing skills and some experience with technical and business writing
  • Well‐developed design skills
  • Experience with SharePoint or other web content management desirable

For more details, please consult their terms of reference for the internship as well as their internship page.

Anyone interested in applying should email a one one-page summary of your education, interests and any relevant experience indicating the reference number of the internship vacancy topersonnel@unicc.org.

Jobs & Internships from Career Services

jobs2Check out the new positions recently listed on Handshake. Please review the postings carefully as some require specific application instructions to apply on both Handshake and the company’s website. 

Students who have not previously utilized Career Services, they are advised to attend a “Getting Started” workshop. They can register for this by going on Handshake (joinhandshake.pace.com/login is the same as how they log in for the Pace portal), selecting the “Events” tab, and choosing a date and time that matches with their schedule. After that workshop, they can schedule a resume review. They will also need to attend an interview workshop. These basic requirements will ensure that students are adequately prepared to present themselves to a prospective employer.

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Communications Internship at Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Research Institute is seeking a part-time paid intern to assist the communications team in preparing for the transition to our new site, including the development and creation of new materials and services to be featured on the site.

 

Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, responsibilities of this position may include:

  • Building a database of cancer immunotherapy clinical trials
  • Creating informational and promotional materials to facilitate community fundraising
  • Compiling and drafting statistical information on different cancers
  • Conducting research and surveys on cancer immunology programs worldwide
  • Reviewing and aggregating cancer immunotherapy news
  • Assisting in the centralization, reorganization, taxonomy convention, and content migration of assets and documents to the new website
  • Gathering photos and other assets from grantees and other sources
  • View job posting on idealist.org

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in progress or completed
  • Quick-learning, self-motivated, and independent worker
  • Ability and motivation to conduct highly detail-oriented work toward the purpose of a larger goal
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, database software, and internet research
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including macros, pivot tables, and charts, will be given priority consideration
  • A background in science is preferred but not required

The intern will work under the supervision of the communications team, including the director of marketing and communications, the associate director of communications, and the web production manager.

Time commitment:

  • 3 months minimum, at least 15 hours per week

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest along with a resume by email to amulvey@cancerresearch.org, addressed to:

Ms. Alexandra Mulvey
Associate Director of Communications
Cancer Research Institute
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006

Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant Needed!

The Pace University Marketing and Communications Department is looking for a Graduate Assistant!

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant will assist the Creative Director and editorial and design teams with developing marketing and editorial materials (print and online) for the University—maintaining University messaging, tone, and style throughout and furthering the department and the University’s mission. As part of the Marketing and Communications team, the Graduate Assistant will assist in finding new ways to communicate with the University’s target audiences in meaningful and engaging ways and provide research, writing, creative, production, and administrative support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Edit and proofread University marketing materials (enrollment materials, viewbooks, advertisements, posters, program brochures, web copy, and more)
  • Edit and proofread editorial properties (The Pulse, weekly newsletter for students; Opportunitas, monthly newsletter for faculty and staff; Keeping Pace, quarterly newsletter for parents; Pace Magazine, bi-annual publication for alumni; Annual Report)
  • Write regular features for editorial properties (alumni, student, and faculty profiles; events coverage; and more)
  • Research school publications and Google alerts to develop monthly ‘fit to print’ column; quarterly class notes; and bi-weekly updates for story meetings
  • Manage unique marketing projects from start to finish (e.g., work with Creative Director and client to identify products, editorial needs, and maintain schedule)
  • Assist in University email communications (developing copy, preparing templates, maintaining mailing lists)
  • Collect email statistics and web analytics for reporting and analysis; assist in identifying and implementing new ways to improve open rates/reader traffic
  • Research and develop/maintain critical editorial and marketing databases and documents (Pace Pride Points, Pace in a NY Minute, Superstars Database, Around the World, Year in Review)
  • Assist in reviewing and coding photo archives for editorial and marketing use

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Full-time enrollment in Pace University Graduate program, ideally in Publishing, Marketing, Media and Communications, or related field
  • Candidates must be able to work creatively, manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines, and have strong communications skills
  • Strong computer skills in Word and Excel; experience with blogging software, CMS, and Adobe Creative Suite a plus

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.