Writing & Editing
The Office of Communications content team supports faculty and staff across campus with their content needs, including print and web features, enrollment materials and emails, websites, brochures and flyers, and other needs. We also provide editing for all material created by communications.
The content team works across print and digital platforms to best tell the story of Whitman College. If you have a story idea you'd like to share with us, please submit it through our News Tip Form.
The Whitman Magazine is our flagship publication for sharing the college's best stories with our alumni and friends. The magazine is published in September, January and May, with a December issue that incorporates the Annual Report of Gifts. Magazine story ideas are developed months in advance of publication. To suggest a magazine feature, please fill out the News Tip Form or email editor Peter Szymczak. View the current issue and archive stories.
All of our articles and news releases are published to the Whitman Newsroom. Newsroom articles may include profiles of faculty and students, video stories, news announcements, upcoming events, interviews with alumni, and information about visiting speakers. To suggest an article for the newsroom, please fill out our News Tip Form.
We work in collaboration with our web development team to create a Whitman.edu website that is engaging for prospective students and easy to navigate. Web Content Specialist Rebecca Thorpe is available to meet with faculty and staff to discuss website best practices and analytics to help meet the online goals of the college and your department.
To request changes online, use our Website Request Form.
The content team is available to write brochures, flyers and other print material
that support the college's strategic initiatives. If you need content help for a print
project, please visit the Starting a Project page.
The Office of Communications maintains the college's style guide. All content is edited to ensure a strong college voice and consistency across platforms, as well as to meet the needs of various audiences. Access the Whitman Style Guide.
If you have questions about working with the content team, please email Director of Content Savannah Tranchell or call 509-527-5116.