University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Publications Editor

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0563-9085
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 494

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated supervisor, coordinates and edits specialized publications designed to inform the University’s internal or external public.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. For specific assigned publications, assembles, organizes and evaluates materials for accuracy, carrying out thematic or content goals to achieve organizational objectives.  May also select materials within prescribed guidelines.
  2. Plans, organizes, and produces assigned publications within existing guidelines for specific publications.
  3. Organizes, researches & completes writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  4. May coordinate bidding and technical production with outside vendors and/or internal publication sources, as required.
  5. Writes, edits and proofreads copy for accuracy; on occasion may write copy which requires originality and creativity to develop focus in compliance with University goals.
  6. As needed, exercises judgement in translating difficult technical information for lay audiences.
  7. Collaborates with artists and others regarding type and amount of graphic, illustrative and/or photographic support appropriate to support written copy.
  8. May prepare booklets or brochures, or participate in other special projects, as assigned.
  9. Keeps informed about specialized topics in area of responsibility.
  10. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field
  2. Two to five years writing and editing experience including general publications.
  3. Demonstrated ability to accurately translate technical or scientific materials into lay language as required by the department to be served.
  4. Familiarity with design and production of printed publications.

Date Created: 1993