Senior Science/Research Writer

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

S06432P

Working Title:

Senior Science/Research Writer

Department:

MarComm-Media Communications

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Occasional nights and weekends.

Advertised Salary:

Negotiable

Posting Date:

07/06/2021

Open until filled:

No

Closing Date:

07/31/2021

Proposed Starting Date:

08/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Must be a current UGA employee to apply

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Communications Professional

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.0

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

The holder of this position will be responsible for coordinating, identifying, prioritizing, gathering, writing, editing, assigning assets, developing strategies, disseminating and promoting news and information about the University of Georgia’s ongoing academic research, with an emphasis on the societal benefits of research results. This individual works with deans, faculty and communications colleagues to develop written content that synthesizes, translates and clearly explains research into language that is understandable to lay audiences. This individual also collaborates with colleagues across the Division of Marketing & Communications to develop priorities, strategies and supporting visual assets to maximize the audience reach of research news and information – directly through web-based platforms, indirectly through social and earned media, and through paid marketing initiatives. Although research writing is the primary responsibility of this position, this individual also will be expected to develop and write other content as determined for publications and platforms managed by the Division, including, but not limited to, Georgia Magazine.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Outstanding news and information gathering, writing and editing skills. Current and thorough knowledge of international research trends. Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Physical Demands:

Work in standard office environment

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Works independently to gather, write, and disseminate news and information about the University of Georgia’s ongoing academic research, with an emphasis on the societal benefits of research results. Works collaboratively with colleagues across the Division of Marketing & Communications and the campus to coordinate, prioritize, assign assets and develop strategies to promote the university’s academic research.

Percentage of time:

70

Duties/Responsibilities:

Executes assignments from the Director of Integrated Media Communications to write, edit and promote additional news, information and narrative stories that advance the mission of the University of Georgia.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Participates in meetings within the Division of Marketing & Communications as well as relevant meetings with colleagues across the university.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time:

5

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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