Senior Writer, Centers for Civic Impact

General Summary/Purpose

Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks a Senior Writer responsible for creating impactful content that effectively communicates the work being done by Civic Impact and its associated centers,as well ascontributing to content for the soon-to-be-launched Bloomberg Cities Network.The Senior Writer willconceptualize and createa variety of writing deliverables in the appropriate style to meet the strategic and tactical goals of eachcontent streamand its target audience.

Our ideal candidate will also have strong research skills and an enthusiasm for helping the public sector become more evidence informed and innovative. The Senior Writer is creative and must be able to work on several high priority projects concurrently with minimal supervision.

This position reports toCivic Impact’sKnowledge Officer and works closely with the Deputy Directorand marketing team.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Senior Writer must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop media content for Civic Impact and its associated centers based on audience requirements
  • Ensure a high level of quality and accuracy in articles, and other Civic Impact written materials
  • Support the creation of and write fora variety of media and formats such as blog posts, case studies, event support, and promotional messaging
  • Work collaboratively with Civic Impact staff to createpractical and actionable resources which specifically support technical assistance, training,thetranslation of academic research, and other areas of the Centers’ expertise
  • Develop content which resonates with Civic Impact’s audience of public sector staff and aligns to the Center’s tone and voice
  • Provide high quality copyediting and proofreading of the Centers’ written materials
  • Support the marketing team in the creation and dissemination of web and social media content
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years related experience. Writing samples may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years related experience in writing or research
  • Experience writing about the public sector, particularly local government
  • Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack
  • Deep familiarity with WordPress and social media platforms

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with data usage in the public sector
  • Ability to translate data and research into comprehensible content for a broad audience
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace
  • Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports
  • Excellent written, presentation, and research skills
  • High proficiency in WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms

Classified Title:Sr. Writer
Working Title: Senior Writer, Centers for Civic Impact ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range:$50,700 - $69,780; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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