Job ID
17477

Under minimal supervision, lead a team of researchers, editors, writers, and other content support roles to develop educational content on a variety of emerging technology topics while ensuring a consistent style, voice, and quality matching MIT Horizon requirements. Independently identify the approach, convince and manage relationships with senior executives and researchers (including MIT faculty members) who will serve as subject matter experts on various emerging technologies. Improve content based on input from customers. Interface with all major business functions within the MIT Horizon initiative including marketing, sales, and product development.

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the senior director and lead the writers to determine the various articles, illustrations, videos, podcasts and other content formats that are necessary to explain various emerging technologies to working professionals
  2. Guide the writers’ reporting and research
  3. Edit the writers’ copy to ensure that the articles are clear, compelling, and useful for a non-technical audience
  4. Coordinate with the senior director, art directors, copy editors, fact-checkers, and other production editors on a publishing schedule—and help writers meet and beat those deadlines
  5. Coordinate updates to articles as technological developments warrant
  6. Build and retain a high-quality team of writers, researchers, and editors
  7. Improve various content development workflows.
  8. Participate as an active member of the MIT Horizon core team including close involvement in all cross-initiative decisions, budgeting, and planning tasks. 

Supervision Exercised:

A team of up to 6 full-time direct reports (writers, editors, and researchers) and 15 part-time direct reports (writers, editors, researchers, subject matter experts, and other content support roles).

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.

Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant experience as an editor and editorial manager.

Skills: Exceptional top-level editing skills for digital web content. Proven ability to build and manage a team of writers, researchers and editors that consistently produce high-quality content. Proven ability to work independently in an unstructured, startup environment.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Preferred education: Advanced degree (MFA, MS or MBA) or equivalent.

Preferred experience: Nine years of relevant experience as an editor and editorial manager.

This is a temporary, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis.

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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.