Part-Time Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the broad direction of the Director of Communications, the Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor’s mission is to contribute to the promotion of an accurate, compelling, and consistent institutional image and message in a variety of media. The Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor is an important player in Office of External Affairs efforts to support the college in the achievement of its mission and strategic initiatives, with particular emphasis on increasing institutional visibility and developing a clear and unified promotional message. The Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor oversees proofing requests and is the first point of contact for incoming requests, assessing the requests and taking on or assigning the jobs as necessary. The Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor is proofreading and rewriting text for all materials. Projects include the full scope of college print and digital publications. The Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor’s provides the first and/or second proofreading review to a wide range of content—not just text—including video, audio, photos, and other digital materials. The Proofing Services Administrator/Communications Copy Editor strives to maintain excellent customer service within the college community while ensuring that all materials are accurate, consistent, and effective toward meeting the college's marketing needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversees proofing services, delegating and managing all requests, and serving as main point of contact with content managers and college stakeholders who request proofing services.
  • Copy edit, rewrite, and, when necessary, fact-check, to ensure that written materials in print and on the web are of professional quality and reflect positively on Berklee.
  • Promote the college mission and strategic initiatives through copyediting for a wide variety of college publications, which include, but are not limited to, fundraising publications, admissions publications, email marketing appeals, advertisements, press releases, concert posters, event listings, program books,, Berklee Today, Berklee Online, newsletters, videos, podcasts, social media, policy manuals, etc.
  • Work with web developers and designers during phases when CMS tools are created or updated. Monitor assigned website sections for accuracy and effectiveness of user experience.
  • Promote institution-wide diversity through attention to language in all written materials.
  • Maintain schedules as established by the Associate Director for Editorial Services and Director of Communications.
  • Identify and report technical website issues impacting user experience and work collaboratively with website developers to communicate and help resolve such issues.
  • Whether working with faculty or staff on how to use a website feature or suggesting edits to a crucial letter to potential donors, be a resource that improves the writing and content creation skills of any and all Berklee faculty, students, and staff.

Required Skills

  • Solid English language background
  • Ability to work on many projects simultaneously, and interact effectively with a varied constituency.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; independent, resourceful problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.

Required Experience

  • At least three years experience of editing and proofreading experience in print and/or online media.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or the equivalent required.
  • Experience working with and editing the work of other writers.
  • Experience with preprint production; knowledge of print process; understanding of graphic design elements.
  • Experience with a variety of computer applications in the Apple Macintosh environment, plus content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Dreamweaver,, Brightcove, MailChimp, all major social media, WebDAM, and the ability/eagerness to learn new systems and media technologies quickly.

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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