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CUNY Communications Publications Editorial Manager (HEA) - Public Relations in New York, New York

Communications Publications Editorial Manager (HEA) - Public Relations

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Hunter College

Full/Part Time



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The Communications and Marketing Department at Hunter College is looking for an experienced writer and editor. This position reports directly to the AVP of Communications & Marketing. In addition to the duties listed in the CUNY Title Overview, the Communications Publications Editorial Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external partners to help ensure consistency and alignment with School and University messaging, brand, core values and school-wide priorities.

  • Represent Hunter College on various campus-wide communications committees and working groups.

  • Research, edit, write and develop visual narrative both in print and online to support strategic initiatives.

  • Conceptualize, create, and spearhead delegated commissions, including but not limited to, recruitment campaigns, student stories, faculty profiles, national day celebrations, annual publications, press releases and special events.

  • Manage the delivery and quality of communications through Hunter's main website, email, digital screens, CUNY Alert/ emergency messaging and social media platforms for the college, including accounts of the college President.

  • Manage team of writers and photographers, ensuring stories are assigned and covered and photos and copy are handed in on time.

  • Manage photo and writing content libraries; Assist with managing photo, video and story databases.

  • Assist with producing audio/visual content across the College communications channels as needed.

  • Coordinate production of written materials while adhering to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style.

  • On-Campus presence required


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualities, skills, and experiences:

  • Impeccable judgment and discretion, including the ability to balance competing priorities with diplomacy and grace;

  • A sophisticated understanding of the dynamics of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they impact our work;

  • Broad communications experience across a variety of marketing and comms platforms, including but not limited to web, email, e-newsletters, apps, video, podcasts, and events;

  • Strong organizational skills; thrives at creating clarity through an organized, methodical, repeatable approach to program management;

  • Able to work quickly, accurately, and diplomatically under pressure;

  • Excellent proofreading and research skills;

  • Video and video editing skills are a plus

  • Sharp-eyed editing skills and excellent photography skills are a must.


Oversees implementation of communications programs and produces communications in all media to meet a variety of College needs

  • Provides creative direction for publications and marketing materials, such as catalogs, annual reports, brochures, direct mail packages, print advertising and other marketing materials

  • Works with College clientele (faculty, administrators, and student representatives) to understand their communications objectives, select appropriate messages, formats, and distribution methods, set production timelines, and establish appropriate editorial and design approaches

  • Provides creative direction and supervision to external and/or internal creative resources such as writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers

  • Ensures consistent application of standards and guidelines for College materials, such as graphic identity standards

  • Manages production activities, including creating printing specifications and arranging procurement of services, managing work flows, and production schedules, and assuring a quality finished product

  • Prepares sensitive and high-priority communications such as speeches for use by senior management

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience ($67,784 - $110,641) .

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26800

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on June 18, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.