Pratt Institute

Assistant Editor (71101)

Assistant Editor (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY


Prattfolio, the magazine of Pratt Institute, is seeking an Assistant Editor to join a creative, collaborative team committed to considered, engaging storytelling about the Pratt Institute community, across print and digital formats. If you have strong collaborative skills and experience in editorial content development for print and/or digital formats, we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate would bring a passion for creative inquiry and ideas as well as empathy for Pratt Institute's diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni whose areas of focus span art, design, architecture, information science, liberal arts and sciences, engineering, and more. The candidate would be a ready collaborator with colleagues and stakeholders across and beyond campus in service of shared communications goals.

The candidate should be self-motivated and detail oriented with strong editorial sensibilities, interest in design and visual storytelling, and enthusiasm for research. Experience and/or eagerness to grow in editorial content development for the digital space (web and social media) is also preferred.

With a 135-year history of welcoming people for who and what they are, Pratt's world-class higher education in the arts, design, architecture, and information boasts 60,000 alumni and 4,800 current students who are creating and beautifying around and for the planet. Come be a part of our enthusiastic Prattfolio team to enhance our publication digitally and in print and help shape the magazine's future.

On a typical day, you will:

• Generate story ideas and develop content for Prattfolio's print and digital formats

• Collaborate and strategize with colleagues across our creative services, digital communications, and PR/editorial communications teams in a joint effort to coordinate messaging and storytelling

• Help keep Prattfolio's operations moving smoothly by participating in editorial processes, providing administrative support, supervising student workers, and occasionally acting as eyes and ears on the ground at Pratt

This position is hybrid, with on-site work based on Pratt Institute's Brooklyn, New York, campus.

Salary range: $60,000-$68,000 + Generous Benefits


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Experience: Two to three years in magazine publishing and/or institutional communications.

Required Skills:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Detail-oriented editorial eye

• Strong creative instincts

• Experience working in content management systems

• Experience writing and/or creating content for web and social media

• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style is a plus

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Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough and a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

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