Job no: 234329-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media

Position Summary:

The Editor/Writer will provide advising, writing, and a full range of substantive editing on research proposals, manuscripts, Chair correspondence, and other written products in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin - Madison. This position will work closely with the current Editor/Writer.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree required. Post-degree work in Communications, Journalism, or English preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required skills and background include:
Must have a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent of relevant experience as a writer and editor;
*Demonstrated experience writing grant proposals, writing/ editing academic research, and/or preparing and finalizing manuscripts and other written products according to funding requirements or editorial guidelines; keen eye for detail and accuracy.
*Experience developing and maintaining successful collaborations across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, to include government, industry, and community partners.
*Command of the full range of writing and editing skills, from deep substantive editing to copyediting and proofreading.
*Track record of managing multiple high-stakes projects under tight deadlines.

Preferred skills and background include:
1-2 years working in an academic/research, medical, or non-profit health environment preferred.

*Facility with electronic editing and online search tools; understanding of Associated Press and American Medical Association editorial styles, the Macintosh platform, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Additional Information:

Evidence of leadership ability, strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team are all desirable traits.

Demonstrated ability in project management; the ability to plan, lead, and manage multiple projects within deadline and achieve measurable results.

Ability to work effectively in a team setting with faculty, administrators, trainees, and staff is desirable.

Ability to be creative and innovative, problem-solve, multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a timely manner are all desirable.

The desirable candidate will possess the personal and professional qualifications to inspire the respect and trust of faculty and trainees and work effectively with faculty, researchers, and university, industry, and community collaborators at all levels.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please select "" to upload your resume and cover letter. Please address the minimum years and relevant work experience section in your application materials.


Cory Reithmeyer
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 17 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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