Managing Editor, Western News

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About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Unit overview

The Western Communications team provides strategic advice to university senior leadership, faculty, staff and teams of internal and external communications staff across Western in order to build the university’s brand on a local, national and global scale.


Reporting to the Executive Director, Editorial Strategy and Media Relations, the Managing Editor, Western News is responsible for leading Western News, the university’s central news channel.
The Managing Editor, Western News develops an editorial content strategy, based on the principles of brand journalism, that fosters engagement with the Western community and external stakeholders in the priorities, strengths and accomplishments of the university. In addition, they work collaboratively with communications colleagues to ensure the content strategy is aligned with the university’s overall brand and public engagement strategy.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, with 7 years’ experience in communications, journalism or media relations, with proven success in delivering strategic content to a range of audiences in diverse channels.
You will have in-depth knowledge of theory and best practices in brand journalism, knowledge of team dynamics and approaches for developing successful teams, and knowledgeable of principles of writing, including grammar and style and proofreading abilities with an excellent command of the English language.

You bring with you media skills with solid communications judgment to present and package information to maximize interest, strong editing skills, ability to collaborate with various stakeholders, and successfully lead and manage projects within budget and timelines.

Application process

Interested applicants are asked to visit: for further information and to apply online, reference job # 27587 by midnight on August 24, 2022.

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