Queens College Communications Writer Position

The City University of New York is seeking a Communications Writer for the Queens College campus.  The Communications Writer oversees implementation of communications programs and produces communications in all media to meet a variety of College needs.  Salary commensurate with education and experience.  Annual salary ranges is $66,455-$102,017.

**Application deadline is Sunday, June 26, 2022**

Required qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

In addition to general strengths in collaboration, critical thinking, change management, communications, creativity and problem solving, ideal candidates will also possess:

Six to ten years of related writing experience

Advanced degree in English, journalism, public relations, communications or a related discipline.

Experience as a successful writer, in a speechwriting, journalism, academic or other related context.

Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style and punctuation, as well as appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines and standards (e.g. AP).

Ability to write quickly, persuasively and clearly on various topics related to public universities and higher education.

Ability to work cooperatively in a diverse, fast-moving creative team with multiple ongoing deadlines.

Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills to appreciate the value of others and work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders and constituents.

Editorial integrity and professional credibility to work discreetly on sensitive assignments, exercise sound judgement, and manage confidential information.

Strong research and analytical skills with aptitude for understanding complex issues and the ability to translate and simplify them for various audiences, plus attend carefully to factual details.

Strong organizational and project management skills to handle various priorities, accept direction and work independently and collaboratively to deliver high quality work and meet deadlines.


Job duties include:

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.

Performs substantive information gathering and writing to support writing Chancellor briefings, remarks, etc;

Researches, reports, and verifies content, and transforms complex concepts into clear and meaningful communications for a variety of internal and external audiences;

Reviews published research papers, grant proposals, abstracts and reports to identify work being generated in the University that would be of interest to education and general news media outlets;

Adapts written style and content to reflect the voice, values and priorities of theUniversity and theChancellor;

Partners with central administrative leaders and campus communications officers to develop and coordinate content, messaging and announcements that advance strategic communication goals;

Cultivates amiable working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff members across the University to develop knowledge of ongoing, planned, and notable/newsworthy research, programs, courses, and events that would be of interest to internal or external audiences;

Proofreads, fact checks and copy edits releases, articles, booklets, posters, and other written materials for the Office of Marketing and Communications and other University offices and departments;

Conceives editorial content for the University’s website and works with key staff to develop digital assets.


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

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.


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