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Health Sciences Editor/Project Manager, 80289

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Job Description

UMKC’s Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications is seeking a creative and collaborative writer and editor to join its team located on the UMKC Health Sciences Campus on Hospital Hill and work on projects for the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing and Health Studies. This position will work as an editor and project manager and must have proven experience in writing and editing a broad range of content, working with and managing the production of various magazines and publications. Successful candidates must have strong organizational skills, experience meeting deadlines and the ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. This position reports to the Associate Director of Strategic Communications for the Health Sciences Campus.

This position will:
  • Write, edit and proofread a wide range of marketing projects, meeting client goals and adapting for various mediums and audiences. Range of materials will include magazines, videos, emails, articles, websites, newsletters, brochures, invitations, etc.
  • Serve as managing editor for alumni magazines, newsletters and school publications, including planning, writing, editing and production.
    • Collaborate with designers, photographers and writers to develop creative ideas and execute high-quality content for publications.
    • Engage with clients throughout the production process to ensure success in meeting expectations for quality, budget and delivery date.
  • Serve as project manager for various print, digital and creative projects as determined by the department manager.
    • Juggle a variety of projects, demonstrating ability to move quickly on short-term needs while making progress on longer-term goals.
    • Communicate expectations, turnaround times, number of anticipated revisions and any updates to timeline or process with the client and communicate client feedback to other team members.
    • Schedule and lead project meetings and review action items with clients and creative team.
    • Present creative concepts to clients, respond productively to feedback and ask clarifying questions to resolve misunderstandings.
  • Demonstrate strong people skills and the ability to work with a variety of team members and customers, building positive relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related area.
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple projects, meet deadlines and remain adaptable in a changing environment.
  • Experience in writing and editing for print and digital.
  • Magazine editing and production experience.
  • Proficient in AP style.
  • Working knowledge of the following software in Mac and PC formats: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of producing high-quality print and digital media content.
  • Ability to proactively identify communications and marketing opportunities and develop supporting creative.
  • Experience working in higher education is a plus.
Note: Writing samples required. Provide website URL or attach a document with samples.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Application Deadline

Position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin Janaury 24.

Application Instructions

Writing samples required. Provide website URL or attach a document with samples.

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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