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Writes or edits a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis in a variety of media (print, electronic communication) for various activities (proposals, internal communication, outreach). Actively researches, selects sources for and conducts interviews, and ensures accuracy of written pieces, adhering to grammar and conventional writing standards (AP). Recommends content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives.
Reporting to the Director of Communications and the Division Director, the incumbent will compose clear, cogent communication, and provide writing and editing services to support QI initiatives and events. Compose and edit materials for periodic reports, publications, website, event brochures, handouts, etc. for projects and other department needs. Contribute to routine and non-routine writing/editing projects such as workshop and research project reports, annual report to UCOP covering QI, brochures, research posters, etc. Editing articles written by faculty or researchers for submission to academic journals or conference proceedings, including those submitted by authors writing in English as a second language.
Develop and write a wide range of communications vehicles which may include press releases, brochures, blog posts, copy for social media sites, articles, speeches, editorials, positioning papers, website copy, feature articles, grant proposals, educational/training content, etc.Organize, analyze and interpret complex, scientific and/or technical data. Provides writing services and communication support to other departments or clients on a recharge basis. Maintain positive relations with faculty, staff and researchers. Make informed decisions on news value of technical topics. Assignments are often of a variable, novel nature and require a high degree of independence.
Graduation from college with a major in journalism, communications, or another subject area related to writing, and professional writing ability. At least three to five (3 - 5) years of professional writing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated extensive experience writing about science and technology.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.
Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines. Knowledge of AP and conventional writing standards.
Strong skills to write 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 location's message.
Solid skill in written communications that express complex or technical content in understandable terms. Skilled in proofreading, editing for content, style, flow and tone.
Proven knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences. Broad education in natural and physical sciences, engineering (especially computer science and electrical engineering), computational science, social science, arts and humanities, telecommunications, and information technology.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/ or web production. Experience using Google apps and other standard office software.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills. Proven thorough research and fact verification skills. Thorough attention to detail, project management and organizational skills.
Solid interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills. Active interviewing skills. Experience interacting and working with people of diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of independence, self-direction, and creativity. Good judgment, political acumen, and thorough organizational skills. Skill to maintain confidentiality.
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