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UW Continuum College (UWCA2) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. Weare focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, weare creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
UW Continuum College has an outstanding opportunity for a Writer/Editor.
Review written content for editorial style, grammar, voice, consistency, readability and adherence to content strategy and standards. Consult with authors to improve content structure, information hierarchy, clarity, flow and relevance of content to readers. Write content for brand communications. Audit content for digital and print project goals, suggesting structural improvements to enhance clarity of information and user experience. Verify facts and data using standard reference sources. Responsible for final approval of assigned content as well as maintaining editorial calendar and editorial style guide. This position requires a thorough understanding of University of Washington, Continuum College and Professional & Continuing Education branding hierarchy, editorial style and content strategy. This position also requires in-depth knowledge of developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading.
The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail balanced with a high-level, big-picture perspective; stellar short-form writing skills; effective written and oral communication skills; solid organizational skills; and an ability to juggle priorities under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
Duties & Responsibilities Editing and Writing oConsult with internal and freelance writers to develop content for publication. oApply high-level editorial skills to role, such as developmental editing and high-volume copyediting, to improve long and short form writing. oReview content and make editorial suggestions for style, grammar, voice, consistency, readability and adherence to content strategy and standards. oWrite, rewrite or make adjustments to content to fit project and audience needs. oCreate a hierarchy of information for projects by synthesizing pieces of new and existing content as needed. oReview printer proofs and website content to provide final editorial approval for publication.
Project Management & Publication oManage editorial calendar for high-profile monthly newsletter. oEstablish timelines for work to be completed and ensure that work is completed in timely manner. oResponsible for maintaining and distributing editorial style guide and standards, in consultation with creative director. oRegularly add and update content for website using the content management system, determining appropriate metadata, tagging, categorizing and related content. oRegularly demonstrate ability to judge appropriate problem resolution. Research & Content Strategy oVerify facts and data using standard reference sources. oAudit assigned content for project goals, suggesting structural improvements to enhance clarity of information and user experience. oDevelop strategy for information flow when assigned.
Professional Development oRemain current on AP Style, UW editorial standards, SEO, data reporting and analysis as well as emerging technologies as needed for role.
Requirements oBacheloras degree in English, communication, journalism or related field and 3 years of experience in an editorial role. oProficiency using Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro. oHands-on experience using HTML and content management systems. oExperience working within a brand voice and developing content strategy. oExperience using AP Style and an internal style guide.
Desired oAdvanced degree or specialized education related to field. oFamiliarity with higher education marketing and content marketing.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.
Benefits As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.A For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.A These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.A Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select aApply to this positiona. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your aMy Jobsa page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.
Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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