Communications Writer, CUNY

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Reporting to the Senior Writer-Editor, the Communications Writer’s responsibilities, in addition to the duties within CUNY Title Overview, include but are not limited to:


  • Write student, faculty and alumni profiles for various digital and print publications and communications
  • Conduct interviews with campus and external individuals
  • Write and edit stories and articles of varying lengths for diverse media platforms
  • Support development and recruitment efforts with marketing copy for brochures, direct mail, and other materials
  • Propose and develop digital outreach for showcasing College community voices, including blogs, podcasts, etc
  • Meet all copy and project deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Maintain and monitor the College’s editorial style guidelines
  • Writes and prepares written material on College issues and event and provides professional support to College communications programs
  • Researches and writes items in a variety of formats for publication in print, web sites, and presentations
  • Participates in planning communications projects and contributes to decisions on content and style
  • May assume editorial responsibility for communications projects; reviews and edits the work of others
  • May coordinate production of written materials
  • Adheres to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style


  • Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ related experience required
  • Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Creative and compelling storytelling skills are also critical. Adaptive writing skills for various print and digital media platforms are also necessary
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet all deadlines
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, web tools and apps such as WordPress, podcasting, etc. is essential.

Deadline: June 20th

To Apply: complete the online application and include the following as one document:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three writing samples
  • names and contact information of three professional references


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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