Careers At Sidwell Friends School

Welcome to the Human Resources Department at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends prides itself in offering a high quality educational experience to those who will lead the next generation. To that end, we are seeking qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance the student experience at Sidwell Friends. We encourage you to review the job postings below and to contact us for additional information.

Managing Editor, Alumni Magazine and Campus Communications

Department: Communications
Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: July 1, 2017
Status: Full-time

Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker school with campuses in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, DC, seeks a managing editor for its Department of Communications. The managing editor is responsible for the writing, editing, and production of the Alumni Magazine, as well as the Schoolís other print and digital publications, including the website and social media channels. The managing editor maintains the editorial integrity and ensures the stylistic consistency of all School digital and print materials. He/she conceptualizes story ideas for the Alumni Magazine and website; secures participation of alumni, faculty, students, and other community members in features and columns; and establishes editorial and production policies and procedures. The managing editor works with an in-house designer on design and production-related matters (print orders, proofs, corrections, final approvals, mailing list, etc.). This position reports directly to the Director of Communications and closely collaborates with other members of the Communications staff, as well as with colleagues in Institutional Advancement and elsewhere within the School community. The position is located on the Schoolís DC campus.

A bachelorís degree in a relevant field is required (masterís preferred) with 5Ė7 years of senior-level experience in writing, editing, and production for print and digital publications. Basic photography skills and knowledge of design and layout principles are also necessary, as are a sense of humor, a commitment to excellence, the ability to meet deadlines, and an appreciation for the Quaker values underlying the School. This full-time (12-month) position begins July 1. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, at least two writing samples, and contact information for three references via our online application.

Sidwell Friends School 
Human Resources Department 
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, economics, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical ability and veteran status in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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