National Cathedral School (NCS) seeks an assistant director of communications to serve as the lead writer for the school’s print and digital publications, including NCS Magazine and the school website, and to help manage its social media channels and website. Through an emphasis on storytelling, the successful candidate will inform prospective and current families and graduates about NCS’s unique character and convey how students, graduates, faculty, and staff pursue the school’s mission and live out its core values in and out of the classroom. The assistant director reports to the interim director of communications.
Serve as lead writer for NCS’s print and digital publications, including NCS Magazine, monthly newsletter Eagle Pride, weekly parent Bulletins, and the school website; and serve as co-editor of NCS Magazine, which is distributed twice a year to more than 7,000 people.
Regularly review website with an eye toward engaging visual content and up-to-date information.
Assist in managing and creating content for NCS’s social media channels.
Serve as secondary photographer for campus events and images for social media and website.
Collaborate with NCS administrators, faculty, and staff on producing official school communications.
Provide editing support for communications projects and support the communications department as otherwise needed in its mission to provide high-quality visual and narrative content, compelling storytelling, and clear and consistent information.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field.
Minimum of three years of experience producing written communications that are clear, lively, and compelling and present a clear understanding of grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.
Strong interpersonal skills that allow for the establishment and development of solid working relationships within a diverse community.
Strong editorial judgment and commitment to accuracy.
Experience and skill using a content management system for online publishing.
Experience and skill managing professional social media accounts preferred.
Competence with photo- and video-editing software preferred. (NCS uses Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.)
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three references. In addition, applicants must submit a short writing sample. Please submit all materials as attachments in Word or PDF format with “Assistant Director of Communications” in the subject line to email@example.com.
National Cathedral School serves 588 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to being a house of prayer for all people.