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Title: Web/Multimedia Editor

Department - Marketing & Communications

Type - Full-time Staff


The Web/Multimedia Editor has primary responsibility for developing original and creative written and multimedia content for the College's online communications vehicles, including the Web site, campus intranet, event sites, online publications and an array of social media platforms, Wordpress (blog), Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc. S/he collaborates with the writer(s) and editor(s) within Marketing and Communications on developing content as part of a united communications effort, utilizing creative, strategic and journalistic skill and discretion to identify, assess, conceive and create articles, blog posts, and other Web content to inform and attract the College’s audiences. An expert in the specialized skill of writing for the Web, s/he creates, writes, reviews and edits content as needed to conform to Web style and other requirements, and to ensure content communicates messaging and stories as effectively as possible. S/he creates, reviews and edits Web content submissions by other departments and may help manage freelancers including writers, copyeditors and photo/video specialists.

This position reports to the Director of Communications within the Marketing and Communications Department and requires an excellent writer with superior editing skills, Web savvy and social media expertise, exposure to/experience with html and one or more content management systems, and at least basic video editing ability using Final Cut Pro or equivalent software.

The Web/Multimedia Editor also oversees and is responsible for site content development and placement on a daily operational level and evaluates readiness of all content for publication. S/he helps strategize and directly manages the College’s social media presence.

The Web/Multimedia Editor strategizes, gathers, and creates multimedia content for the College’s blog and main site and other online communications by shooting/editing/packaging video and other visual content. The Editor also collaborates closely with the Web Designer and others on the Creative team, and the IT group, to plan and execute the next redesign of the College’s primary website, artcenter.edu.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum experience of 7 years of journalism experience in an editorial or related role, writing on a broad range of topics, especially in art, education and culture
  • Excellent creative writing skills with an emphasis on non-fiction essays and articles as well as solid reporting, interviewing and research skills
  • Ability to communicate in clean, concise and engaging prose across a variety of needs, from basic reportage to more marketing-oriented copy — an accurate, consistent, and detail-oriented editor
  • Knowledge of academic environment and/or familiarity with art and design disciplines highly desirable
  • The ability to articulate sophisticated concepts in terms that are accessible to a lay reader
  • Knowledge of social media marketing principles and online writing/editing experience
  • Knowledge of content management systems and processes; basic coding experience highly desirable
  • Multimedia editing experience, preferably in the context of online communications
  • Understanding of the graphic design process
  • Experience contributing to the launch or re-launch of a Web site
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with administration, faculty, alumni, students
  • Facility with all appropriate Web and design-related software in a Macintosh environment


  • Work independently to identify and assess story possibilities from specific disciplines/departments or “news beats” within the College, and write this original, compelling, informative content for major online communications vehicles; conceive, gather and/or edit multimedia content to complement this content
  • Collaborate with the Communications team on assessing, and strategically selecting and shaping, all developing story/content ideas that target a range of audiences, including both current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, neighbors, volunteers, the arts community and the general public
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications primarily to use the Web/social media platforms for building personalized, integrated, and strategic relationships between the college and external constituents; support recruitment; maintain a consistent image/identity representation for the College; and advance the greater strategic initiatives of the College
  • Write articles on behalf of College leadership, and post comments on external blogs or online news outlets
  • Interact with College administration, faculty, alumni and students for various project assignments
  • Assist these stakeholders in building effective and strategic content for Web sites, enhancing the look and user-orientation that the Web demands; exercise professional discretion and judgment to shape their proposed Web material to serve and influence College audiences
  • Attend and “cover” College events, as needed, for story development and messaging opportunities
  • Review and edit online content prior to posting — must be an accurate and consistent editor (both content and proofreading), who upholds the highest editorial standards as outlined in our style guide
  • Work closely with IT, fellow editorial, and design/production staff to ensure timely production of Web content and parallel print content


Send resume with cover letter stating salary history or salary expectations to Art Center College of Design, Attn: Human Resources, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena, CA 91103 or email hr@artcenter.edu.

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