Bennington College seeks a savvy, quick-witted associate writer to join a creative and collaborative communications team. With an ability to build a narrative across platforms and a strategic mindset, the associate writer will serve as an on-campus reporter and a key member of the College’s content development team.
The associate writer will create original content and adapt multi-media stories and news for digital channels. This person will have a capacity to write in a broad range of styles, including but not limited to long-form feature-style or essays, media releases, and social media content. The associate writer will be someone with a deep appreciation of well-crafted language, of course, but also an awareness of when an image can be worth a thousand words.
The ideal candidate will be a practical perfectionist who thrives on details and deadlines, with a journalist’s nose for a story and an ability to embed a larger message in the minutia.
The associate writer will be responsible for multiple regular communications with audiences including alumni and families. Successful candidates will demonstrate flexibility, curiosity, and an ability to build relationships across the institution.
Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. The associate writer captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.
Ability to write in various formats: long form features, media announcements, newsletters, and social media content. Wit, humor, intelligence. The capacity to set priorities in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of social media/digital publishing platforms, analytics, and emerging technologies would be a plus, as would proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Google applications, Microsoft Office, Basecamp. BA degree.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of writing and/or digital storytelling examples, accompanied by a letter of interest and resume on our website. We encourage applications from a diversity of backgrounds and sectors; candidates with 3–5 years experience creating content for mission-driven brands will be particularly well matched. The position is full-time, based on campus, and includes occasional evening and weekend duties.