Job Requisition Number: 27378. If you've ever caught the infectious enthusiasm of a student ambassador leading a campus tour, or felt your chest swell with Berkeley pride after reading about a world-changing faculty research project on Berkeley News, you've met the team at the Office of Communications & Public Affairs.
As the first point of contact for most visitors—online and offline—we tell the Berkeley story to inspire audiences and elevate the image of the university. We partner closely with various campus audiences—from the chancellor, deans and faculty members, to staff, students and alumni—as well as external media organizations who can amplify Berkeley's important contributions across a wide range of subjects.
•Produce a broad range of compelling content designed to engage target audiences, including social media copy and images, short videos, features, info graphics, GIFs, and more. Prioritize multiple projects with overlapping deadlines. •Contribute to the writing and/or editing of high-level communications and web material, often with complex or sensitive subjects •Collaborate with relevant staff to ensure our editorial strategy is responsive to brilliant, creative headlines and ensure content is fully optimized for distribution in digital/traditional channels. •Promote and update editorial policies (adhering to Associated Press and Public Affairs editorial styles), standards, and procedures to ensure adherence across the department and campus. •Ensure the excellence of our editorial content; edit all stories for grammar, style, syntax, organization and accuracy; write for other Public Affairs and campus publications as assigned. These may include Letter Home, special writing needs, Cal Day material, etc. •Research, report and write general stories for the Berkeley News (profiles, major events, announcements); identify unique story ideas and content opportunities; maintain broad knowledge of current campus issues and issues in higher education. •Other editing duties as assigned.•Must be able to recast prose for clarity, concision, and brand voice, in addition to an acute attention to detail; knowledge of trends in journalism and online storytelling. •Ability to edit complex scientific concepts in an engaging, accessible way; strong sense of narrative and the editorial skill to translate into meaningful stories for our audiences. •Collaborative work style; ability to work outside regular work hours (breaking news, night events); ability to think quickly and creatively under pressure; high level of technical experience to support projects with focus and creativity with on-time delivery.
Education/Training: -At least five years of experience in a writing- and editing- intensive role, including multimedia production, or similar training/experience. -BA degree in journalism, communications, media production or related field, or equivalent experience.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.