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  Job Title: Communications Publications Writer-Editor
  Job ID: 17338
  Department: Communications & Marketing
  Location: Queens College

Since opening its doors in 1937, Queens College has remained committed to its mission of providing an exceptional education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. The success the college has enjoyed in this regard was borne out recently in a New York Times story reporting a study by the Equality of Opportunity Project that placed Queens in the top one percent of all colleges that move students from poverty to prosperity.

Today, with more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Queens is one of the largest four-year colleges in the City University of New York. Reflecting the diversity of the surrounding borough, its students represent over 170 countries. Queens College is praised annually in prestigious guidebooks such as the Princeton Review’s and U.S. News & World Report’s survey of the best American colleges because of its high-quality academic programs, generous financial aid packages, and very affordable tuition.

As part of the Queens College Office of Communications and Marketing, reporting to the Director of Editorial Services, the successful candidate will work on weekly faculty-staff newsletters; write and edit articles for the college’s alumni magazine; elicit submissions and prepare Commencement and Baccalaureate Convocation programs; help produce divisional and departmental programs and over 3,000 certificates for year-end ceremonies; edit and rewrite brochures for departments and offices; edit departmental and alumni newsletters; help prepare annual Q Gala program and script; assist with proofreading; work closely with Office of Enrollment Management in producing recruitment materials and advertising; help edit undergraduate and graduate bulletins; review copy for websites; edit and manage publication of college’s annual Fact Book; edit programs for the Aaron Copland School of Music and Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance; review and edit faculty and staff mailers; and other duties as assigned.​

Writes and prepares written material on College issues and event and provides professional support to College communications programs. 

- Researches and writes items in a variety of formats for publication in print, web sites, and presentations 

- Participates in planning communications projects and contributes to decisions on content and style 

- May assume editorial responsibility for communications projects; reviews and edits the work of others 

- May coordinate production of written materials 

- Adheres to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style 

- Performs related duties as assigned. 


Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.​


Experience in speech writing and writing for websites, solid proofreading skills, familiarity with the college environment, and knowledge of In Design and Microsoft Word programs are also desirable.


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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

world’s great cities.

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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.
**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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