Stanford University is seeking an Associate Editor to be part of an integrated communications team that promotes and elevates the brand and reputation of Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the associate editor will edit and write press releases and online news stories; write for our award-winning blog, Scope; and assist in the production of Stanford Medicine's community newsletter. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. More specifically this position involves*:
Editing press releases and online articles written by staff writers and freelancers on the research and clinical activities at Stanford Medicine.
Assisting managing editor in headline writing, proofreading and image procuring.
Working on all aspects of the community newsletter's production, which includes developing story ideas, assigning and editing stories, and working on the layout with the designer.
Covering a beat area and writing news releases, online news stories, and Scope articles.
On an as-needed basis, providing faculty members with counsel on news stories and press releases, answering general inquiries from the media in beat area and assisting print reporters in covering stories.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
About Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in research, education and patient care.
With more than 1,900 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education and patient care effort, organized in 28 academic departments and 9 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,500 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows and trainees and collectively generating about $2.3B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.
Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
Our ideal candidate has proven success in conceptualizing, researching, writing and editing content on complex topics for educated, sophisticated audiences, as well as experience in working with writers to elevate the quality of each piece and go beyond standard storytelling techniques. Candidate should also have proven success in:
News writing for publication in print, web and other platforms, including writing news releases, newsletter pieces, feature stories and blog items.
Project-management and organization to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met.
Interpersonal and oral communication, and ability to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
Use of Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe AEM and related software.
Understanding Web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated understanding of the principles, terminology, procedures, and best practices of communications, public relations, and editorial content.
Extensive experience in planning and implementing complex publications/editorial projects.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize and coordinate materials from multiple resources.
Demonstrated ability to edit complex stories for both style and substance.
Exceptional attention to detail and thorough command of editorial and proofreading skills.
Experience producing highly effective work within the deadline and cost constraints of clients.
Extensive experience and understanding of job-required software applications.
Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to apply discretion and judgment in evaluating implications of information release to internal and external audiences.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand.
Rarely sort/file paperwork; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.