Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UW Medicine Strategic Marketing & Communications is looking for a Creative Writer / Storyteller to heighten and expand UW Medicine brand awareness through a variety of communication vehicles. The successful candidate will have the ability to think both strategically and creatively and work within teams to produce copy for the web, marketing, video, internal communications, patient communications and media relations. Writer will acquire knowledge of UW Medicine's programs and accomplishments by interviewing faculty, leadership, and subject matter experts. Brand journalism/content marketing experience is highly desirable.
Create emotionally powerful copy/stories that engage consumers and heighten the awareness of UW Medicine, its entities and its mission to improve the health of the public through clinical care, teaching and research
Work within a creative team to set strategies and develop marketing copy for print and digital that reflects the UW Medicine brand
Interview employees, leadership and others to create copy for the internal story-telling website
Work with the web team to develop consumer focused copy for the UW Medicine website
Work with the project management team to create timelines and work- back schedules for a variety of writing projects
Complete other writing assignments including press releases, opinion pieces, scripts, talking points and ghost writing for leadership, as assigned
Work within a team to create an editorial calendar
Write and edit blog posts
Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years of practical experience.
Must have a proven ability to write copy for marketing and/or promotional, news writing and/or corporate communications, as well as developing persuasive copy for consumers.
Must have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, oral communication and writing skills.
Must be familiar with the Associated Press Stylebook.
Must be a creative story-teller, have an inquisitive mind and adept at using all story-telling platforms.
Must be able to take initiative and use independent judgment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Photography, video and social media skills are highly desirable.
Experience working in a complex organization.
Healthcare experience is helpful but not necessary.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. 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 My Jobs 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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