As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Although open until filled, priority application date is October 27, 2021.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The University Marketing & Communications department has an outstanding opportunity for a Content Editor.
The Content Editor reviews, corrects and improves content developed by University Marketing & Communications (UMAC). By collaborating with the UMAC team and colleagues across the UW, the Content Editor contributes actively to the development of cohesive, compelling, inclusive and accurate communications — including feature stories, event materials, strategic communications, advertising, admissions materials and more.
Candidates should understand the UW’s brand and be enthusiastic about its mission. The Content Editor helps produce thoughtful, factual content that aligns with the UW’s brand voice, style and strategic goals.
The primary duty for this position is to edit and produce compelling, effective content that supports UMAC goals and engages target audiences, including the public, students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni and volunteers. Occasional light copywriting may also be required. This position is part of the UMAC Creative Team and includes brainstorming and collaborating with designers, photographers, videographers and web developers. Within the Creative Team, the Content Editor will be part of the Content Team of writers and editors, reporting to the Assistant Director of Content, Editorial.
General scope of work includes:
Effective communications: Engages clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, including verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and contributes actively as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives and obligations, as well as solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience, and advocates with confidence for those decisions.
Ethics and trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty, despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington state ethical guidelines and the core values and beliefs of the organization.
Diversity and inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. Approaches inclusion as a lifelong learner, committed to examining personal beliefs and biases and continuously developing as a member of a team devoted to equity.
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 Workforce Authorization, 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or email@example.com.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.