Working Title: Alumni Class Notes Editor Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD Employee group: Casual / On Call Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001647-Development Communications Personnel area: University Administration
The Alumni Class Notes Editor will coordinate the production of class notes and obituaries for the Alumni News and Notes section of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, which is published four times per year and distributed to 125,000 alumni and friends of the university. Class notes and obituaries are submitted by alumni, their family members, their employers and professional associations. There are approximately 400 class notes and 250 obituaries printed per year.
Specific duties & responsibilities
This position will organize and edit class notes and obituaries for the Alumni News and Notes section of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, including:
Rewriting or editing class notes for clarity and length
Confirming alumni affiliations in ALADIN
Fact-checking information through valid news sources
Communicating with alumni to clarify information as needed
Following style per “The Associated Press Stylebook” and the Johns Hopkins Style Guide
Formatting information according to magazine guidelines
Meeting deadlines that will be provided by project supervisor
Identifying alumni who could be profiled in the magazine or promoted in other university media outlets, such as JHUpdate, the Alumni Association website or Facebook page.
In order for Development and Alumni Relations to achieve excellence and an inclusive work environment, while advancing Johns Hopkins' fundraising and alumni relations, we must value, respect, welcome, and recognize each individual's uniqueness
High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Two years related experience required. Some related experience in journalism, media relations, public affairs, marketing communications, or a similar field preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).
Ability to work independently. Excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent organizational skills. Proven ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of the institution and its environment.
Internal Number: 17200-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.