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Editor-in-Chief/Assistant Director of UA Communications

FSU Alumni Association
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 23, 2024

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Job ID: 56973 
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Alumni Affairs


Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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The Editor-in-Chief/Assistant Director of University Advancement Communications is responsible for planning, administering, reviewing, and evaluating all activities related to: Florida State’s official advancement publication, VIRES magazine. Responsible for the development and oversight of design, production timelines, finances and budgets, and print and digital distribution of the magazine, and related projects. Responsible for program design and project management of the magazine, and related projects including goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and benchmarking. Maintains relationships with internal stakeholders such as college partners and donors, and external stakeholders such as advertisers, freelance professionals, and printers. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of University Advancement Communications.

Editor in Chief of VIRES Magazine

In partnership with the Sr. Director of University Advancement Communications, develop and implement strategies and best practices for 2x/year advancement magazine.

Develop, produce and/or assign writing, photography, and video content for the print magazine and digital promotion.

Provide information on readership, expenditures, revenue, and other assessments to the Director of Communications.

Implement a clear production calendar with deadlines for colleagues.

Manage finances and budgets for VIRES publication and promotion.

Work with Sr. Director of University Advancement Communications on vendor selection to enhance the quality of the publication.


Promotion: Support efforts of FSUAA and Foundation departments through print and digital communications.

Collaborate with FSUAA departments to support the communication of awards, scholarship stories, board highlights, young alumni and alumni network engagement across various platforms and media as part of overall strategy.

Provide storyboards and scripts for alumni events.

Provide editorial and proofreading services to FSUAA departments’ marketing and communications materials.


Content: Develop content for FSUAA print and digital communications as needed.

Actively pursue FSU interest stories that bring pride to the university through Google alerts or other methods.

Collaborate with campus partners and FSU University Communications to identify and promote FSU alumni, advancement and FSU points of pride.

Plan and assign/produce multimedia content packages that advance the mission of the FSUAA and tell the stories of FSU Alumni.

Guide the creation, management and assessment of video, audio, web and magazine content throughout the calendar year.


Evaluate communications tactics, including performance, optimization strategies, and recommendations for improvement.

Professional Development: Engage with university communicators and peers at other institutions to identify best practices, and when able, attend conference/webinars/trainings to improve skill and ability and share with team members.

When interns are placed in UA Communications, work with teammates to provide guidance and development opportunities for FSU student interns.  


Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to six years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news! Learn more about our university and campuses.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.


This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. The hiring committee will review applications as received.

Applicants must upload a resume with their online application.


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