As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications has an outstanding opportunity for a Content Writer and Editor to manage day-to-day operations for The Huddle, an employee-focused website and email newsletter. The position also requires excellent writing and storytelling skills to assist in developing engaging copy for other UW Medicine websites, marketing and advertising campaigns, content marketing and projects as assigned.RESPONSIBILITIESThe HuddleWrites news, profiles and feature stories. Examples: writing workplace tips article or employee profile stories for The Huddle.Controls publishing schedules and enforces deadlines (for writers, photographers, designers etc.). Example: creating and maintaining an editorial calendar for Huddle content or coordinating article assignments with freelancer writers.Creates and manages distribution of email newsletter, including maintaining and update distribution lists, subscriptions. Example: Prepares email using Marketo software for deployment.Develops strategy and initiatives to bolster engagement and functionality of The Huddle. Example: Works with content strategy team to develop user testing scenarios to improve design of websites.Monitors and reports on website and email metricsContent DevelopmentDevelops, writes and edits content for websites, digital marketing assets, presentations and other projects. Examples: writing copy for UWMedicine.org, WWAMI website and service line marketing campaigns.Edits and reviews content produced by other team members. Examples: review of articles written by peers and editing of existing web copy.Creates messaging to promote UW Medicine. Examples: key messages for email and social media campaigns.Acquires knowledge of UW Medicine's programs and accomplishments by interviewing faculty, leadership and subject matter experts.Supports special projects and administrative initiatives, as well as performs related duties and tasks as assigned.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field AND a minimum of four (4) years of communications experience.Excellent writing and editing skills, a good grasp of grammar, and attention to detail.Good organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, handle shifting priorities, and carry on through task completion to meet deadlines.Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.Broad knowledge of and experience with various communication methods and new media.Ability to write professional and effective material for healthcare employees, consumers, patients and other target audiences.Ability to establish effective and cooperative work relationships, individually and on project teams.Strong customer-service orientation in a fast-paced environment.Willingness and ability to provide references who can attest to the skills and experience listed above.Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of Associated Press Style.Experience working with content management systems.Experience working in a complex organization.Experience writing and editing health and science-related content.WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTWork is performed in an open office setting with noise and other distractions.The position may travel by foot or vehicle to various locations to gather information and/or assist with activities.Position maintains regular office hours Monday through Friday and occasional evening and weekend work to participate in meetings and special events.A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.This is an essential position, meaning the individual is required to report to work when the University is under suspended operations due to inclement weather, etc.Application process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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