Content Specialist & Writer

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Office of the Dean, Communications Shared Services
Working Job Title: Content Specialist & Writer
Official Job Title: Communications Senior Professional
Position # 00777050  – Requisition #19357

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

School of Medicine Office of the Dean has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Content Specialist & Writer position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here

Nature of Work
The University of Colorado School of Medicine Communications Shared Services team is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of a full-time Content Specialist & Writer. This position is responsible for planning, developing and executing compelling content that is consistent with CU brand messaging. Content development will include – but is not limited to – research, health prevention, clinical topics and patient experience.  

The position requires exceptional attention to detail, the ability to stay on task and the ability to work with varying levels of staff and faculty to gather information, write and distribute content appropriately. The position requires excellent project management abilities in a fast-paced environment.

This position, while supporting Departments within the School of Medicine, will be a member of the CU School of Medicine communications team. This growing team's goal is to connect the communications between the school and its departments, divisions and centers.
Professional Field
Writing and communications

Supervision Received
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

Supervision Exercised

Examples of Work Performed

  • Actively seeks out stories and creates (blogs, patients stories, video blogs, press releases) content about research, patient care, clinical trials, doctors, patients, donors, fundraising and health prevention to promote represented departments, divisions and centers.
  • Monitors local, regional and national health care news and ensures website includes appropriate information about/responses to this news by interviewing key members for reactions and creating associated news releases or web content.
  • Conducts keyword research and SEO guidelines to increase content performance and web traffic.
  • Tracks medical conferences and campus representatives who are presenting to promote. 
  • Publishes content on Sitefinity, HubSpot and EurekaAlert.
  • Drafts social media posts and newsletter content to promote articles. 

  • Lead editor and organizer on 1 or more publications (magazine and/or annual report). 
Collaboration and best practices:

  • Builds and maintains relationships with department, division and center members and staff.
  • Collaborates with CU School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, UCHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Veterans Affairs and others as appropriate.
  • Identifies and implements best practices with regard to communication practices, strategies and tools. 
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

QualificationsMinimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, marketing, communications, public or media relations, journalism or other related fields.
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
  • 3 years of experience working in communications and writing. 
  • Experience with project management, prioritization, timelines and ensuring on-time deliverables.
***Those selected for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples of the following:
3-5 articles showing experience writing after an interview with a patient, doctor, researcher or other professional.

Preferred Requirements

  • Some experience with writing about science-specific topics and/or the health care sector. 
  • 5 or more years of experience working in communications and writing.
  • Experience performing communications related duties in a health care or higher education institution.
  • Involvement with videography and video editing.
  • Experience working in a web content management system (Sitefinity, HubSpot).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to write for both consumer and clinical audiences.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional independent writing skills and experience using them to develop clear, concise and key message-focused communications.
  • Excellent knowledge in editing and grammar, including AP style. 
  • Demonstrated ability to capture the voice of a brand/person and consistently.
  • Highly organized and dependable; able to multitask, work quickly and effectively manage numerous deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated to producing excellent work and excellent customer service.

Job Category: Communication
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 9, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 1/8/2021
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