News Writer

Massachusetts, United States
24 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Sloan School of Management
School Area: Sloan School of Management
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

NEWS WRITERSloan School of Management, to write about leadership and corporate systems for Ideas Made to Matter, the editorial section of Sloan’s redesigned website. Will find surprising insights in academic research, see the big picture and future of new ideas and technologies, and bring global business leaders the knowledge they need to build and manage innovative companies; and serve as an important member of the social media team.  Specific tasks will include reporting, editing, and writing news articles; developing expert sources; contributing to an editorial calendar; conducting traffic and audience analysis to inform future work; developing and posting content on social media networks; and collaborating on photography and design ideas.  

Will work in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, one of the most innovative neighborhoods in the country.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least three years’ experience writing about business, science, or technology in a news or editorial environment; comfort writing about corporate functions and systems, leadership, and other business topics; experience writing for web audiences and with social media and email distribution in mind; experience packaging news for digital consumption; strong writing, editing, and copyediting skills; careful attention to detail and accuracy ; knowledge of Associated Press style; familiarity with content management systems; solid editorial judgment; commitment to engaging, meaningful content; and an understanding of design and photography best practices and tools and of analytics and tools for measuring impact and reach of content.  Job #17371-7

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.