Digital Content Editor, Duke Magazine, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

Duke University
June 13, 2023
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Digital Content Editor, Duke Magazine, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 232029

Regular or Temporary: Regular


Durham, NC, US, 27710


Date: May 9, 2023

Digital Content Editor, Duke Magazine, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

Internal Duke Title: Managing Editor, Journals and Publications


The Digital Content Editor will create and lead a digital content strategy for, the online presence of the university's flagship publication. The magazine upholds the highest journalistic standards in showcasing the intellectual dynamism of a community of engaged, interesting and accomplished faculty members, students, and alumni. This position reports to the Executive Editor of DukeMag and works as a part of a small editorial team of writers and freelancers.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create, produce and manage high-quality content for the DukeMag website
  • Build relationship with the editorial team and establish collaboration with other team members across AED including digital
  • Supervise layout of images, graphics, videos and other artwork on the site to keep it updated
  • Regularly check and track content
  • Occasionally create content, as needed, including photo galleries, stories, etc...
  • Proofread and edit material for the site and DukeMag's print editions; collaborate on story ideas that align web and print.
  • Work as a part of the editorial team to establish a digital content strategy that elevates magazine offerings and provides value-added additional content online.
  • Collaborate with social media manager for better promotion/web presence
  • Adhere to copyright and privacy standards and company policies
  • Determine and track important KPIs
  • Work with digital team to track and analyze website's traffic
  • Produce and present reports about web growth/ideation
  • Keep abreast of new trends in web technology/use in a university setting
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a fulltime journalist and digital editor for at least 5 years
  • Excellent proofreading, writing, editing and copywriting skills including strong understanding of AP style
  • Knowledge of software such as InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Knowledge of best SEO practices
  • Knowledge of marketing and SEO tools
  • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Attention to detail — especially editorial content standards
  • Creative thinker with collaboration and problem-solving skills
  • Team player — desire to support editorial and marketing functions of the unit
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Four- year degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Behavioral Competencies

    Candidate must:

  • Be able to set schedules, prioritize work, and manage deadlines effectively for self and for a team
  • Be able to create and follow a set path to achieve goals and determine effectiveness of a given plan
  • Effectively and clearly communicate thoughts, ideas, and facts through writing and oral presentations
  • Develop positive relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of campus partners and stakeholders to achieve shared objectives
  • Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training

    Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


    Work requires 4 years of editorial experience in a publishing related setting to acquire skills necessary to manage and coordinate a variety of tasks such as copy editing, researching manuscripts for accuracy, clarity, and content.


    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

    Nearest Major Market: Durham Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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