Purdue Marketing and Communications, the 2020 American Marketing Association’s Higher Ed Marketing Team of the Year and the innovative team behind Purdue’s selection, for three years in a row, as the only university named to Fast Company’s  list of Brands That Matter, is seeking an Editor.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Editorial Operations, the Editor will be integral to quality control as Purdue’s central communications team ensures that the university story is told at its best. Primary responsibilities will be general editing; copy editing for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and fact-checking, including ensuring that faculty/administrative titles and the names of iconic campus locations and buildings are presented accurately. The Editor will also participate in Purdue’s Editorial Style Guide committee.

The Editor will work on both online and print projects, including Purdue Today (Purdue’s daily online newsletter), news releases on research and university initiatives, executive communications, event announcements, feature stories, recruitment materials, social media posts, advertisements, brochures, videos captions and on-screen text, and more.

The Editor will be proficient in Associated Press style, have strong grammar skills, have familiarity with Photoshop (or ability to learn), and be able to work closely and collegially with others.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform editing that supports Purdue’s brand voice and ensures accuracy, clarity, proper grammar, conformance to Associated Press and Purdue style, and appropriate tone.
  • Edit photos/images with Photoshop and post to online platforms/databases.
  • Fact-check content, including faculty, administrative and other titles and the names of campus landmarks, buildings and locations.
  • Participate in Editorial Style Guide committee.
  • Provide backup for Senior Editor and Senior Manager of Editorial Operations.

This position is remote and can be performed from any geographic location. This posting represents multiple vacancies. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Three (3) years of professional writing and/or editing experience
  • Experience creating compelling messages for different target demographics. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. 
  • Excellent content and copy editing skills
  • Ability to operate with limited supervision and work quickly
  • Eagerness to share and promote the outstanding work being done at Purdue
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), familiarity with or willingness to learn Photoshop and Acrobat/PDF markup tools, and willingness to learn other software and digital platforms, including media databases and web content management systems such as Cascade and WordPress
  • Proficiency in AP Style
  • Understanding of writing applications in traditional and emerging channels, including social media
  • Ability to edit verbose content into a concise main message 
  • Consistent quality control in work 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt style of copy to various audiences, purposes or media
  • Strong organizational abilities, including time and resource management
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with external and internal constituents
  • Work outside the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET is required occasionally


  • Journalism, broadcast and/or PR experience
  • External or in-house agency experience 

Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary 
  •  An editing test will be part of the interview process
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period