Writer/Editor (4017U) #23063
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/18/17. All applicants who apply by 5/4/17 will receive full consideration.
The University Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With that comes an abundance of interesting and important stories to tell stories about the staff, students and scholars who make surprising discoveries in our Library spaces, stories about how unique Library materials came to be and are currently being used, stories about how the Library advances innovation on our Berkeley campus. The Library Communications Office creates and shares this content.
We are looking for a writer to help inform and persuade our audiences through storytelling across multiple media. This would include pitching, researching and writing stories; writing video scripts and content for other platforms; copy editing; and owning the distribution of some of our content (whether that be through social media posting or by crafting an e-mail newsletter). This position is being reimagined, and there is incredible opportunity to help shape the editorial direction of our organization. We are looking for an energetic, motivated reporter who wants to delve deeply into the Library, find the storytelling gems that exist here, and identify innovative, and relevant, ways to tell and share those stories with the world.
Proven ability to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to our target audiences.
Ability to write engaging social media content and manage posting to our website and to social media.
Ability to write using multiple story forms (stories, boxes, photo stories, video scripts).
Thorough research and fact verification skills.
Experience reporting and conducting interviews.
Ability to juggle multiple assignments, both small and large, and to manage workload appropriately.
Ability to write quickly, yet accurately, and to produce content on a daily basis.
Experience editing for story substance/flow and also copy editing others' work.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.
Openness to editing, and critique of work, and ability to rework copy to incorporate editing suggestions.
Extreme attention to detail, project management and organizational skills.
Thorough interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, web production, and/or video production.
Portfolio of work that includes storytelling across multiple media (example: script-writing, narration or production of videos; involvement in content generation for data visualizations/graphics).
Experience or training in journalism.
Substantial editing or copy editing experience.
Salary & Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $53,800 - $75,000.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and at least six samples of published writing as a single attachment when applying. Applications without these pieces will not be considered.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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