Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Siteman Cancer Center. The position is located at Center for Outpatient Health. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Digital Marketing and Communications and works closely with other staff and some faculty in planning, developing and executing content needs for Siteman Cancer Center. Content development will include - but is not limited to - research, cancer prevention, health and wellness and clinical topics.
This position will have a heavy focus in web content writing, but will also assist with and be assigned non-web projects. Many of the topics will include information that has a heavy science and clinical focus. It will be the duty of the person in this position to write on these topics in such a way that the desired audience can easily comprehend the subject matter. When writing for the web and marketing, content must be written in the voice of Siteman Cancer Center and for the distribution channel and audience it’s intended for.
The position requires exceptional attention to detail, the ability to stay on task, and the ability to work with varying levels of staff and faculty to gather information, write and distribute content appropriately. The position requires excellent project management abilities in a fast-paced environment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Writes copy for the Siteman Cancer Center website and other resources (blog, press releases, social media, marketing materials) as applicable.
Works with staff to develop clear content strategies that meet the needs of research and clinical operations, as well as prevention/public health efforts, at Siteman Cancer Center.
Conduct keyword research and SEO guidelines to increase content performance and web traffic.
Monitor, review and report on performance of content, and make changes as needed.
Integrates with marketing staff to assist on projects as needed.
Attend staff meetings, faculty team meetings and other appropriate meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or the sciences.
Three years of experience in journalism or public relations, with an emphasis in science or medical writing for lay audiences.
3+ years of experience in a content development role with a writing emphasis.
Some experience with writing about science heavy topics.
Some experience writing in a health care setting.
Familiarity with keywords and SEO strategy.
Familiarity with content management systems, especially WordPress.
Familiarity with Google Docs and Google Analytics.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field (or science field + writing experience).
Photo and video production and editing.
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
Ability to work under deadline pressure but maintain attention to detail. This individual should be able to write and edit in the voice of the Siteman Cancer Center while maintaining a focus on the integrity of our parent institutions.
Excellent writing skill and execution of grammar and spelling.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to write for both consumer and clinical audiences.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and time efficiently.
Ability to write about complex medical and scientific subjects in an easy-to-comprehend style.
Base salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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