Columbia University Editor, Publications Manager in the Economics division in New York, New York

Job TitleEditor, Publications Manager in the Economics division

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 096269

Department 5110- BUS Business

Location Morningside

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 35

Job Family General Administration

Salary Grade 12

Salary Range Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description A strong candidate has been identified, however, other applicants will be considered.

Reporting to the Professor of Economics, the Editor, Publications Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the publications and research for the Professor. The incumbent will work independently as well as in conjunction with other key stakeholders to meet departmental project objectives. S/he will implement strategies to improve media outreach and works collaboratively with various senior level faculty, staff and students across the school to support strategic initiatives.


  1. Edits, re-writes, proofs and manages all aspects of the publications and research for the Professor. Conducts research for the publication material and speeches.

  2. Conceives and pitches op-ed and article ideas to newspapers and other media outlets for the Professor, reviews and makes appropriate disposition of correspondence, using independent judgment and initiative. Communicates with coauthors of the Professor in a timely and collegial manner.

  3. Maintains an active and evolving network of contacts with editors, publishers, copyeditors and producers at news organizations. Manages relationships with publication vendors. Solicits endorsements and publications on behalf of the Professor.

  4. Leads, manages, and implements strategies to improve the media and online presence for the Professor.

  5. In partnership with ITG, manages and edits the web site for the Professor, ensuring updated information and a design that evolves with and meets broader standards.

  6. Manages social media presence for the Professor, including Twitter, Facebook, and other services, as they arise or become relevant.

  7. Ensures accuracy of factual data for all publications written by the Professor.

  8. Creates and manages a database of all publications. Prepares comprehensive summaries of publications for the database.

  9. Recruits and supervises a team of 4-5 research assistants.

  10. Writes speeches for the Professor. Prepares all material for the Professor for all speaking obligations. This includes preparation of audio-visual presentations, and coordination with event organizers to ensure complete background information is provided.

  11. Responds to all media inquiries directed to the Professor, and makes decisions about which interview invitations, book endorsements, and other requests to grant.

  12. Directly organizes press events and collaborations for the Professor as needed.

  13. Performs other related duties for the Professor as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent experience required. Minimum 3 years related experience required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and editing experience are required. Must be familiar with Internet and Web applications, including basic knowledge of HTML. Must be able to meet deadlines, prioritize and work on several projects simultaneously, and effectively communicate with a variety of personalities inside and outside the university and be able to maintain confidentiality. Strong understanding of Microsoft Office is required. Must be able to manage multiple projects with changing deadlines in a high volume environment and must be able to work independently exercising discretion and sound judgment.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in journalism, international affairs, or related field is preferred.

Previous experience in communications or journalism is strongly preferred. Interest in and knowledge of international affairs and economics strongly preferred. Experience with social media is strongly preferred.

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Special Indications

This position works with: There are no special indications for this position

HIPAA Compliance training required No

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 01-10-2019

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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