Coordinator I, Special Programs – Editorial Services Coordinator

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published May 19, 2022
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $33,571
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Job Summary:

  • The Editorial Services Coordinator provides leadership for highlighting the vibrant stories of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries in print and digital outlets.
  • This includes the creation and management of press releases, news stories, social media content, internal and external e-newsletters, messages on behalf of senior leadership, and other marketing material content.
  • This position also collaborates with members of the marketing team to ensure accessibility of all content produced by the department, as well as provides guidance on accessibility and branding to colleagues in the Libraries.
  • Editorial Services Coordinator will be expected to provide measurable targets for growth on digital platforms and meet targets within a timeframe set by the Coordinator and Director of Marketing and Communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reflects the Libraries’ Guiding Principles in partnership and service

  • Provides direction and guidance for content storytelling, supporting the Libraries’ communication and marketing goals and strategies with relevant editorial content for a wide range of print and electronic communications, including staff and organization achievements, event promotion, and collaboration with internal and external partners. Elevates select stories and press releases to University Advancement.
  • In collaboration with other members of the marketing and communications team, works with Libraries clients to develop, write, and edit compelling content that promotes the Libraries in ways that successfully reach target audiences.
  • Plans and coordinates the master editorial schedule for the Libraries to ensure timely delivery of stories, press releases, website content, blog posts, e-newsletters, and social media content. Exercises excellent news judgement in the selection of editorial content. Cultivates story ideas from across campus and promotes collaboration.
  • Conducts quality control and manages editorial workflow; ensures adherence with University Editorial Guidelines. Maintains accuracy and factchecks all content. Manages external media requests.
  • Researches emerging trends in marketing content, shares best practices, facilitates critique among student employees in editorial services. Trains and supervises student assistants as needed.

Advances departmental, Libraries’, and university goals.

  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion;
  • Participate in committees and task forces within the Libraries, university, and the profession
  • Foster an environment of continual professional development, improvement, and learning;
  • Continuously assess and iterate programs to improve services and advance initiatives;
  • Demonstrate commitment to innovation and discovery in order to remain relevant in higher education and support others in doing so as well.

Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, public relations, communications, marketing or related field or equivalent experience, and two (2) years of print and electronic communications experience.
  • Direct experience writing and editing; social media experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in journalism, English, public relations, communications, marketing or related field, and three (3) of print and electronic communications experience with one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Previous experience in higher education or marketing field.
  • Advanced editing and writing skills.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Multimedia skills, such as online publishing, social media, videography, design, etc.
  • MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Knowledge of Windows Operating System and file management
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
  • Commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions using advanced customer experience skills
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking by transferring knowledge and experience to new situations


Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:

We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.

We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.

We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.

We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!


APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.