Editor – University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required


JOB PURPOSE:

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. Write, edit and/or prepare materials for proposals or publications for a designated department or area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write articles and news releases for public distribution; identify audience and method of distribution; gather related materials.

  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.

  • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.

  • Review, evaluate, and edit written materials from Extension Educators, Specialists, and other faculty and staff of the College of Ag & Natural Resources.

  • Interview individuals and attend meetings to obtain publication information. Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.

  • Organize materials; plan overall and individual formats and layouts appropriate for an assortment of news and information outlets including UWAgNews.com.

  • Assist in coordinating UW Extension social media efforts across multiple platforms.

  • Create platform-appropriate materials to populate assorted UW Extension social media accounts

  • Review final proof to detect errors and indicate corrections.

  • Attend hallmark Extension and COANR events (ie State Fair) throughout the state to collect stories and reports.

  • Provide training and support to help Extension personnel, and at times members of the public, improve their written communications skills.

  • Track analytics and other metrics as available to understand audience reach of published materials.

  • Build relationships with press and broadcast outlets across the state to ensure continued distribution of Extension publications and press releases.

  • Take photographs at events and while producing stories or willingness to learn photojournalism skills to enhance published products


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