Department Description The Department of Public Affairs and Marketing plans, manages, and implements strategic communications (such as news services, public relations, marketing, internal and external communications) for UC Davis Health. Communications are aimed at a wide range of key constituencies, such as the news media UC administration, UC Davis faculty, staff and students, government/regulatory leaders, external physicians, business leaders, patients and health care consumers, and the general public Qualified applicants may be required to submit work samples upon request for further consideration.Interviews may be held at any time. Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 2/28/2020Salary Range :Budgeted range: $6150.00 - $9,000 (up to $108,000 annually), grade 24Salary Frequency : MonthlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time :100%Shift Hour : 08 hoursLocation : Broadway BuildingCity :SacramentoUnion Representation : NoBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Public Information Officer and News Editor position performs as an expert resource and develops, edits and manages high-profile organizational communications for UC Davis Health. This professional helps to strategically position the university within the local community, region and beyond by developing communications plans for service lines and other entities at UC Davis Health, writing and editing articles and press releases for the media and UC Davis Health website, serving as editor for the work of other Public Information Officers, gathering and disseminating timely information to internal and external audiences, acting as media spokesperson, planning and overseeing press events, researching and writing briefing materials, and contributing to UC Davis Health social media channels. Required Qualifications
Demonstrated skill in message development, audience identification and issue-management in alignment with an organization's institutional goals
Ability to edit for news style, magazine style, op-ed style, and different social media channels styles
Working knowledge of AP style, with willingness to learn and integrate custom UC Davis Health style variations
Willingness to closely follow HIPAA and other privacy regulations and related documentation requirements
Solid oral and interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
Ability to accept direction and edits and to utlize tact and sensitivity when editing for colleagues and key stakeholders
Ability to write and edit clear, accurate, compelling and stylistically appropriate content. Thorough knowledge of the English language and its proper usage, in both oral and written communications and for a variety of goals and diverse audiences. Sensitivity to messaging and content for intended audiences.
Advanced experience using different media including Web, social media, video and traditional platforms to communicate messages and expand reach with varied audiences
Special RequirementsThis position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment. EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.