University Relations and Communications
Senior Content Strategist and Magazine Editor
Ball State University
University Relations and Communications welcomes applications for a full-time Senior Content Strategist and Magazine Editor. This position will develop editorial content that relates to Ball State’s constituents; assign stories; manage the collection, writing, and editing of all magazine content; ensure successful execution of the magazine’s design, layout, production, and distribution; collaborate to ensure the content and visual elements advance a consistent and compelling voice; with support, manage freelance staff and vendors; advise relevant staff about magazine style issues; develop and maintain editorial policies and publishing requirements; research and assess the magazine’s communications effectiveness; respond to correspondence, including story submissions, complaints and questions; maintain an advisory board that provides feedback and story ideas; collaborate to develop content for and help maintain the magazine’s website and other interactive components; with support, oversee production of publications and resolve problems; monitor and adhere to project production schedules; communicate routinely and thoroughly with leadership about work progress, and as a senior content strategist, work with members of the university community, including department leaders and faculty, crafting brand-defining content across web, social, and print platforms while at the same time working with campus partners to build awareness about strategic content needs and the most appropriate channels to disseminate that information.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least five years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, communications or related field. Demonstrated excellence in writing, content editing, and copyediting; interpersonal and project management skills; ability to clearly and persuasively communicate concepts and ideas essential.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field from an accredited institution. More than five years of professional experience overseeing planning, editing, and production of quality print and online publications; supervisory experience. Demonstrated knowledge of higher education and how to create content that reflect institutional culture, mission, brand and priorities in ways that encourage interest and support.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26758. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Greg Fallon. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 8, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.