Communications Editor

Riverside Campus

Job Summary

The Communications Editor rewrites and edits the work of others to improve the organization and flow of content before publication. This full-time position evaluates and selects content to be published. They must be highly organized and able to complete projects in a timely manner. The Communications Editor may also write original works and assist the Publications Writer with other duties. He/She serves with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promotes Harvest’s culture, mission, and values.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a high standard for quality and on-time production of editorial content.
  • Prepare, rewrite, and edit copy to improve the readability of work.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Read copy and proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering the reader or audience appeal.
  • Review and approve proofs submitted by other departments prior to publication/production.
  • Collect information through interviews, research, and review of existing publications.
  • Plan the content of publications according to Harvest’s publication style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style, and organization.
  • Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
  • Coordinate projects, publishing activities and meet key deadlines in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide leaders and departments with information.
  • Submit weekly status reports on all projects.
  • Physical requirements, with or without accommodation, include: long periods of sitting, repetitive hand motions due to keyboard typing, handle materials, looking at the computer screen for prolonged periods of time.
  • Duties are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time.

Employment Application

HR Department
(951) 687-6902 ext. 227
8:00 AM–5:00 PM PST