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UB Communications Office Seeks an Edit Assistant

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities

UB Division: University Communications

Address: 330 Crofts Hall, North Campus Telephone: 716-645-6969 Website:

Job Title: Editorial Assistant Hours: 8 hours/week Compensation: $12.50/hour Requirements: Must be currently enrolled or registered for class in Spring 2021

Supervisor: Laura Silverman, Director of Content Strategy,

Office Profile

The Division of University Communications supports UB’s academic mission by providing leadership for communications that deepen understanding, build trust and enhance relationships between the university and its internal and external publics. Our award-winning work helps support and build UB’s reputation as a leading public research university; markets and promotes the university’s schools, departments and units; and engages target audiences in two-way communication through evolving media channels. Employees within the division include professionals experienced in writing, editing, brand and marketing strategy, social media, media relations, website development, graphic design, photography, video and measurement and analysis.

Scope of Activities:

  • Managing and updating calendar and trending video on university home page
  • Uploading and captioning Youtube videos
  • Uploading UB Forward newsletter content into the UB Content Management System (UBCMS)
  • Organizing the storygrid and trending sections of the UBCMS
  • Tagging content within the UBCMS
  • Placing and styling copy in email management software
  • Serving on Editorial Standards subcommittee of UC Antiracism and Equity Working Group
  • Helping to steward and update websites in the UBCMS as needed
  • Writing/factchecking communications material for print and the Web as needed
  • Other editorial/administrative duties as needed

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • High level of digital literacy; experience working in a content management system
  • Ability to multitask among various assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively on a team
  • Experience as a writer or editor for a print or digital publication is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with AP style is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with UBCMS is preferred but not required

Learning Objectives

• Understand the steps taken in developing content to achieve organizational communication goals

• Become aware of the many collaborative roles involved in an organizational communication setting

• Understand the importance of communication research, planning and evaluation

• Increase proficiency in job-readiness skills including resume writing, interviewing and networking

Leadership Competencies to Be Developed

• Results Orientation

• Self-Management

• Adaptability

• Communication

• Interpersonal relations

• Strategic Thinking

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

Laura Silverman

Director of Content StrategyDivision of University Communications