Administrative Fellow/Writer, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications
Harvard University is seeking applicants interested in a one-year term appointment through the Administrative Fellows Program as a Visiting Fellow. This amazing opportunity will allow the right candidate to enhance their professional experiences by both working within an academic environment and working in an area that broadens and deepens previous opportunities. The university also seeks to enrich and diversify Harvard’s workforce by bringing together innovative talented professionals from a variety of industries, backgrounds, and experience. The program seeks to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership.
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Duties & Responsibilities
OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM
Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program’s website [https://hr.harvard.edu/administrative-fellows-program] for more details.
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications is seeking a writer to join the staff of the Harvard Gazette for a one-year term. The writer will provide coverage in a variety of beats including but not limited to arts and humanities, athletics, science, and schools. This individual will also participate in the Administrative Fellowship Program.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reports to the Harvard Gazette News Editor. Works on an assigned news beat system for the Harvard Gazette to collect information, research and write stories, backgrounders, profiles, and other materials for both internal and external audiences; must have an interest in current events and complex issues and be able to translate that into Harvard-related stories; must have strong story-telling and writing skills; must be flexible in working with deadlines and schedules, since Harvard’s electronic news platforms often demand deadline-driven content; must have social media skills to gather and disseminate information as needed; must generate ideas and help to execute multimedia packages for Harvard websites, including conducting audio and video interviews.
*This position is one-year term appointment.
A/BS. Strong news writing background or comparable experience required. At least three years of journalism experience required.
Proven organizational skills are a must and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Also required are excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of working both independently and as a team member. Patience and a sense of humor are essential, as the job requires navigating through multiple constituencies to ensure that all materials are produced with both internal and external audiences in mind.
On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University and, more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:
- Why you are seeking a Fellowship
- What you hope to gain from the experience
- How you might contribute to the hiring department
Posted on July 17, 2018