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Job Req ID:  17200

Alumni Class Notes Editor

Working Title: Alumni Class Notes Editor  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001647-Development Communications 
Personnel area: University Administration


General Summary/Purpose


The Alumni Class Notes Editor will coordinate the production of class notes and obituaries for the Alumni News and Notes section of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, which is published four times per year and distributed to 125,000 alumni and friends of the university. Class notes and obituaries are submitted by alumni, their family members, their employers and professional associations. There are approximately 400 class notes and 250 obituaries printed per year.


Specific duties & responsibilities


This position will organize and edit class notes and obituaries for the Alumni News and Notes section of the Johns Hopkins Magazine, including:


  • Rewriting or editing class notes for clarity and length
  • Confirming alumni affiliations in ALADIN
  • Fact-checking information through valid news sources
  • Communicating with alumni to clarify information as needed
  • Following style per “The Associated Press Stylebook” and the Johns Hopkins Style Guide
  • Formatting information according to magazine guidelines
  • Meeting deadlines that will be provided by project supervisor
  • Identifying alumni who could be profiled in the magazine or promoted in other university media outlets, such as JHUpdate, the Alumni Association website or Facebook page.


In order for Development and Alumni Relations to achieve excellence and an inclusive work environment, while advancing Johns Hopkins' fundraising and alumni relations, we must value, respect, welcome, and recognize each individual's uniqueness




High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Two years related experience required. Some related experience in journalism, media relations, public affairs, marketing communications, or a similar field preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Ability to work independently. Excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent organizational skills. Proven ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of the institution and its environment.




Homewood Campus