Posted On: March 16, 2022
Media Organization: Park Avenue Synagogue
Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) is one of the largest Conservative congregations in North
America. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the synagogue includes staff of more than 180 talented individuals, who together with our world-class clergy team, serve a membership of over 1,800 households. Our thriving Adult Programming, Penn Family Early Childhood Center, Congregational School, Youth, and Young Family Education departments provide high quality and inclusive Jewish educational, social, and worship opportunities to our members and the community at large.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
The Communications Content Writer and Editor (CCWE) will support the vast array of digital and print communications produced by PAS. The ideal candidate will have both a passion and talent for writing and editing. The responsibilities of the CCWE include reviewing department content and copy, optimizing it to reflect the verbal brand identity and ensuring it meets PAS quality standards. In addition to copyediting, this role will be responsible for writing clear, creative, and impactful copy for emails and other content-based projects. The CCWE will thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and enjoy collaborating with the other members of the Communications Team, PAS departmental partners, and volunteer leaders.
Edit and proofread all emails, newsletters, social media, flyers/posters, signage, letters, website copy, brochures, invitations, and other institutional content.
Create engaging content in the synagogue’s voice, including program descriptions, articles, interviews, and press releases.
Update website and edit descriptions.
With Communications Team, proactively plan content for publications.
Work with departments to write descriptions in PAS style and voice.
Review web-based registration forms to ensure consistency in look, feel, and content.
Perform other related duties as assigned or required; duties and responsibilities may be added or changed.
Cultivate inter-departmental relationships to encourage a timely manner of material submission.
Ensure brand and messaging quality and consistency and establish guidelines to apply across all departments, activities, and events
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or related field preferred.
Minimum 5 years related experience in writing, editing, proofreading, and/or journalism.
Excellent written communications skills and the talent to tailor messages to specific target audiences and ability to adapt to the PAS voice.
Must be a high-level creative writer.
Strong attention to detail and deadlines.
Fluent in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms; a plus.
Adept at learning new technology.
Capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at a time.
Able to work in a dynamic environment with changing demands and expectations; open to new things and to working outside of the job description.
Familiarity with Jewish holidays and customs, Hebrew, and synagogue life a plus.
SALARY: Starting salary$70,000 commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefit package
Frequently cited statistics shows that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the criteria. Park Avenue Synagogue encourages you to break the statistics and apply!
Qualified candidates should submit a brief cover letter and a resume to Zawnia Dehaney, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.