WRD Job Opportunities — 01.27.14

featureimage_mawrdGraduating soon or starting the search for a new job? We’ve found new opportunities in professional writing and teaching in the public and private sectors.

Teaching and Tutoring

Assistant/Associate Professor of English — SUNY Adirondack — Queensbury, NY

SUNY Adirondack (Adirondack Community College) is a comprehensive two-year college and member of the State University of New York, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and thirty minutes from Saratoga Springs. SUNY Adirondack seeks applicants with a demonstrated commitment to a student-centered classroom environment which values learning, excellence, fairness, freedom of inquiry, and integrity. Applicants must have experience incorporating various learning styles and methods of delivery into their instruction. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are required. This full-time tenure track faculty member will teach remedial and beginner writing courses (English 090, 100A, 100B) with an opportunity to teach a course each semester in another field of English studies such as literature, public speaking, business writing, or creative writing. As a fully-integrated member of the English Division, s/he will coordinated with other teachers of remedial courses, participate in divisional projects, and serve on campus committees.

U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow Program — Worldwide

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. The Program places highly qualified teachers in paid professional positions at projects initiated by U.S. embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL teachers to enhance their professional career as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world. Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2014.  The EL Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. As a program administrator, Georgetown University’s Center for International Education and Development is recruiting applicants for approximately 100 positions for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Compensation for the fellowship includes a generous stipend, living allowance, and round-trip airfare to and from the host country.

Professional Writing

Grant Writer — Gary Comer Youth Center — Chicago, IL

The Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC) is a South Side institution which offers a range of extracurriculars to local middle- and high-schoolers.  The Grant Writer at GCYC will develop and write grant proposals, conduct prospect research, and collaborate with directors to collect accurate program information.  Applicants should have excellent writing, analytical, and research skills and should have proven experience writing foundation grant proposals.

Grant Writer/Development Associate — Chicago Scholars Foundation

Chicago Scholars Foundation provides services to academically ambitious but underserved high school students.  The Foundation seeks to foster a college-bound culture in every Chicago neighborhood and to improve college completion rates among attendees.  A Grant Writer/Development Associate must have familiarity with grant guidelines and persuasive writing, but must also have the interpersonal and human relations skills to coordinate project activities and collaborate with a variety of staff.

Web Producer— The Poetry Foundation — Chicago, IL

The Web Producer at The Poetry Foundation is primarily responsible for publishing content on a daily and weekly basis on poetryfoundation.org. Publishing entails entering content (articles, poems, visual art, audio poems, and podcasts) into the Foundation’s CMS and formatting some aspects of it by using basic HTML. The producer is also responsible for programming landing pages of the website, updating other content, publishing e-mail newsletters, preparing web traffic data reports, proofreading, coordinating weekly production meetings, managing the digital asset library, driving traffic to the site by consulting with the media department on social media and ad campaigns, and other administrative, image production, and online community moderation tasks. The producer works closely with the editorial staff to ensure articles, poems, and other content move efficiently through all the steps of the editorial and production processes; and with the design and web development teams on tasks related to site upgrades and maintenance.  Qualifications include strong knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills and a knowledge of or interest in poetry/literature.

New Media Coordinator — American Medical Association — Chicago, IL

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians, has a dynamic opportunity for the right individual as a New Media Coordinator in the New Media unit of the Publishing Operations group. The New Media Coordinator will produce XML [Extensible Markup Language] text, PDFs, table graphics, and images of editorial content for JAMA and the Specialty Journals utilizing customized scripts, oXygen XML Editor, and Adobe Acrobat.  This position will coordinate the production, distribution and publishing of these files with JAMA Network staff, external vendor, and licensees, following specified guidelines and to meet tight publishing deadlines.

Education Editor — CCIM Institute — Chicago, IL

CCIM Institute is an organization that confers designations of expertise in commercial and investment real estate. The Education Editor works with CCIM’s Education Department to ensure that the department produces quality materials in an accurate, timely, and cost-effective manner. The Education Editor maintains the CCIM Style Guide and ensures that its guidelines are integrated into all education products. Other responsibilities include: editing and proofreading all products, and working with outsourced vendors to coordinate the production of all education products, including revisions to existing materials.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and should have two to three years of editing experience.

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