Director of Strategic Communication and Publications

The College of New Jersey in New Jersey

Deadline June 30, 2014
Date Posted June 17, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The College of New Jersey seeks a Director of Strategic Communications and Publications, who will function as the Colleges editor-in-chief, overseeing all institutional storytelling. With a thorough understanding of the Colleges brand messaging strategy, s/he will play an instrumental role in building the brand and supporting other institutional goals through creative and engaging story-based content across all of TCNJs official communications channels—print and digital.

The Director will be expected to shape a dynamic and consistent voice for the College; network with administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and staff to identify the elements of a compelling narrative for TCNJ; and target methods and channels for the transmission of information based on an understanding of the nature of communication and the Colleges audiences.

With a background in the production of high-quality publications and knowledge of both design and editorial best practices, s/he will work with staff across the division to bring new life and ideas to the Colleges alumni magazine, online news channel, e-newsletters, social media and other forms of communication. S/he is capable of being a team player willing to write and edit, and work with his or her creative services staff to concept illustration, photography, and design ideas.

This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Brand Management and oversees the editorial and creative services staffs. Editorial includes the editor of TCNJ magazine, as well as a team of freelance and student writers. Creative services include a newly created associate director position, a design specialist and a team of student designers.

A BA in journalism or related field and a minimum 7-10 years experience writing, editing and producing high quality publications is required. Candidates should submit a portfolio containing samples of their work as part of the selection process.  Preferred qualifications include a Masters degree in Journalism or New Media and experience in Higher Education.

Applications consisting of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resume, a portfolio containing samples of their work and contact information for three professional references are being accepted via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF documents, please) at

References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior knowledge and consent. Applicants will be prompted to and are required to complete an Application for Employment upon receipt of resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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