< > BA/BS degree in communications, English, journalism,
marketing or related field plus 2 years professional experience, or 6
years combined equivalent education and experience.
< > Strong writing and copy editing skills
< > Works well in a team-oriented, collaborative setting
< > Experience writing for social media (Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook)
< > Excellent time-management skills
About the Job
This position will write and edit content for publication in print and
electronic media for CTS and its programs. Communication products will
reach researchers, practitioners, policymakers, media, and the public.
The position appointment will not exceed an average of 14 hours per
week. Actual hours per week and work schedule may fluctuate. A flexible
work schedule will be agreed upon by the employee and their supervisor.
Candidate may perform some responsibilities from a location outside CTS
office space and therefore should have access to his/her own equipment,
including a computer and Internet access. Details regarding work
schedule and other arrangements will be made upon offer of employment.
Reports to Communications and Information Group Management Team for performance evaluation and guidance.
Responsible to Program Directors and Program Editors for projects and responsibilities.
100% Writing and editing
< > Edit contributed copy for multiple media, formats, and audiences.
< > Write original, specialized content for print and electronic media.
About the Department
The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) conducts transportation
research, education, and outreach programs in a broad number of areas,
including transportation policy and planning, infrastructure
engineering, and intelligent transportation systems and safety. These
activities are carried out through relationships with University
faculty, government agencies, and private industry, including an
extensive advisory committee structure. An annual operating budget is
provided by the state legislature to support a base level of research,
education, and outreach services. This operating support is supplemented
by other grants that CTS attracts.
How To Apply
Review of appication materials will begin on September 14th. Please
include a resume and cover letter, along with writing samples (link to
online content is okay).
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this
position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You
will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the
position and attach a cover letter and resume.
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.
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inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in
supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to
attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and
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Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are
eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically
disqualify finalists from employment.