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Writer/Editor 3

The senior editor works with HRA staff -- most closely with the Director of Health Communication and Director of Health Literacy -- and clients to develop, write, edit, and oversee production of a wide variety of publications and other materials, including web and marketing copy, and occasional articles and proposals.

Selected Responsibilities

Under limited supervision, the writer/editor researches, plans, writes and edits a wide variety of health-related written information for consumers. These include brochures, booklets, guides, fact sheets, marketing materials, web content, and other written materials. The majority of these materials are written for audiences with low literacy skills, mostly on topics of health care, health insurance, health reform, medications, parenting, diet and exercise, health conditions and diseases, and health-related decision making.

In close consultation with Communications Department staff, the writer/editor:

  • Plans and revises materials
  • Communicates with clients
  • Consults with designers and translators
  • Incorporates user feedback iteratively in formative development and ongoing editing of materials
  • Produces press releases, profiles, briefings, and other written material for HRA publications and conferences
  • May be asked to edit manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed journals
  • Researches and selects photos for publications
  • Researches, selects, and updates resources listed in publications
  • Edits and proofs to ensure clarity, organization, accuracy, style, and quality of written work
  • Develops and follows style guides
  • Proofs publications during production and printing stages
  • Checks proofs at press runs.

Selected Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation
  • Experience writing at low reading levels and developing easy-to-read materials
  • Experience and interest in public health, health care, or health education concepts
  • Experience with design, production, and printing
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines
  • Thorough skills in writing clear, lively, engaging, and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the campus message
  • Experience in public health or health education
  • Experience with production and printing
  • Thorough knowledge of the UC mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies
  • Thorough knowledge of issues in higher education and/or a specialized academic discipline or field
  • Knowledge of computer applications for writing, editing, publishing, image handling, and/or web production
  • Thorough research and fact verification skills. Strong computer and internet research skills
  • Thorough interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills
  • Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Thorough attention to detail, project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and make constructive use of edits and feedback from multiple people and to make constructive use of edits and feedback from multiple people, including consumers, colleagues, and clients
  • Flexible team player who is able to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously on a variety of topics, from different clients, and with competing due dates

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum BA degree. Masters in public health, journalism, or related field preferred
  • Spanish language skills and Mac proficiency a plus

Salary & Benefits

  • Monthly: 4250 - 6308 (note: this is a 60% position)

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