Website Fordham University

Content Strategist, Fordham Now

Marketing and Communications, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

 

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 

 

Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.
 

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.

https://www.fordham.edu/human-resources/policies-guides-and-agreements/hybridremote-work-policy-for-administrators/

 

Position Summary

As a Content Strategist for Fordham Now, the University’s news platform, you will play a pivotal role in showcasing the achievements, breakthroughs, and unique stories that demonstrate Fordham’s impact.

 

You will have the opportunity to delve into the heart of our large and diverse community, capturing stories of academic excellence, University initiatives, student/faculty accomplishments, and fundraising success that resonate with our many audiences-from prospective students to internal constituents to valued donors. You will also be instrumental in driving fundraising initiatives by crafting persuasive narratives that inspire philanthropic support and demonstrate the impact of that support.

 

This is primarily a news writing position with opportunity to create multimedia content. The person in this role reports to the Senior Director, University Communications, and is part of the Fordham Now news team.

 

This is a hybrid position that requires three days in the office each week. The role is based at our Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan but will require frequent travel to our Bronx campus and occasional travel to other city locations

 

Essential Functions        

News Content Creation and Strategy:

Writes engaging and informative articles, press releases, and features highlighting University news, achievements, events, and initiatives. Diversifies content types to ensure high audience engagement on many platforms, including Fordham Now, Fordham.edu, and social media channels.
 

Fundraising Content Creation and Strategy:

Collaborates closely with the Development team to produce compelling fundraising narratives to cultivate donor relationships, showcase philanthropic support’s impact, and inspire generosity toward our University’s mission and priorities.
 

Research and Interviewing:

Conducts thorough research and interviews with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors to gather content for stories. Maintains the highest level of professionalism when interacting with University constituents.
 

Editorial Oversight:

Maintains editorial standards, upholds the University’s brand identity, and supports marketing goals in all written and visual communications. Reviews and edits news stories, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and adherence to journalistic best practices.
 

Relationship Building:

Cultivates strong relationships with key stakeholders across campus, including academic departments, administrative offices, alumni relations, and development teams. Collaborates effectively to gather information, solicit feedback, and foster a culture of storytelling excellence.
 

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

 

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a writer, journalist, or communications professional, with a portfolio demonstrating exceptional storytelling skills and a track record of producing high-quality content
 

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Strong research abilities, with the capacity to distill complex information into compelling narratives that resonate with diverse audiences
Excellent interviewing, listening, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Proficiency in AP style, grammar, and proofreading, with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, juggling multiple priorities and deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and commitment to excellence
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
 

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in journalism or communications
Experience in fundraising or donor communications, with an understanding of development principles and the ability to articulate the impact of philanthropy
Familiarity with digital media platforms, content management systems, and multimedia storytelling tools
 

Minimum Starting Salary: $70,000

 

Maximum Starting Salary: $80,000

 

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.

 

START DATE: ASAP

 

APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7664

 

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 

 

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

 

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

To apply for this job please visit careers.fordham.edu.