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Writer and Editor, School of Data Science

Charlottesville

Writer and Editor, School of Data Science

  • R0043275
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Communications
  • The University of Virginia
The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a Writer and Editor to join their Communications Team as an integral new addition and be an experienced professional who will help the School of Data Science achieve its strategic goals by conceptualizing, writing, and editing content that showcases the School’s thought leadership, research, programs, and people.

The Writer and Editor will identify stories and features that showcase faculty and School research. They will write and distribute content that conveys data science and technical concepts in an accessible and exciting way for a variety of audiences. They will also serve as School editor for internal and external communication in line with AP and UVA style guidelines. They will serve as web editor, providing strategic direction on content, navigation, design and accessibility.

The Writer and Editor will work closely with the Communications Team to ensure content strategy aligns with departmental and School goals. In addition, the Writer and Editor will support the Communications Team in developing content and strategies that help build brand recognition and tell the stories of SDS and its vibrant community. This position requires someone with expert storytelling skills, interview skills, writing and editing experience. They will work closely with the Director of Communications and Communications Manager to promote news and stories through distribution and media placement.

Responsibilities

Content Writer
  • Lead identifying and writing features on faculty research, collaboratories, centers and other projects and collaborative programs
  • Lead writing features on program and academic initiatives and news
  • Craft content that makes data science and concepts understandable and exciting for lay audiences


Editorial Oversight
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications on SDS brand messaging and provide strategic communication support
  • Create, direct, and monitor editorial guidelines and best practices for the School
  • Provide editorial support for written and multimedia content, including but not limited to articles, blogs, newsletters, video and podcast scripts


Website Content Strategy and Health
  • Provide strategic website support by anticipating trends in technology and design to inform website evolution
  • Work closely with the Senior Web Developer on improving navigation, accessibility and overall site health (Drupal platform)
  • Utilize Google analytics and other web analytics platforms to track and measure traffic, user behavior, acquisition, source, and duration


Special Projects
  • Serve as project manager, writer, and editor for any special print or digital projects for the School and Dean


About the School:

The University of Virginia School of Data Science-the first of its kind in the nation-is guided by common goals: to further discovery, share knowledge, and make a positive impact on society through collaborative, open, and responsible data science research and education. Founded in fall 2019 through the largest gift in UVA history, the School positions the university and our community to play a national and international leadership role in the global digital future. The School of Data Science is the newest and 12th School to be formed in the University’s 200-year history.

The School of Data Science is driven by a vision to meet the challenges of an increasingly data-driven world through excellence in collaborative, open, interdisciplinary research; education that produces responsible, diverse leaders; and service that leads to products and outcomes which provide societal benefit.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of previous experience in a communications, public relations or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience producing and editing multiple storytelling formats and modes, including basic news, features, press releases, long-form and project reports, daily news, magazine and/or newsletter writing
  • Excellent copy editing and proofreading skills; AP Style Guide expertise preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs, PC or Apple desktop computers
  • Must have excellent collaborative and interpersonal


Anticipated hiring range: $50,000 - $60,000

TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R0043275

Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications
  • Resume/ CV
  • Writing samples or portfolio


*****Please combine all required application materials in the order listed above into one document and upload in the resume / cv box ***

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0043275

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of the offer per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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