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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

University of Minnesota - Editor/Writer Part-Time

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
< > 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

Preferred Qualifications
< > 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.

Relationships
Reports to Communications and Information Group Management Team for performance evaluation and guidance.
Responsible to Program Directors and Program Editors for projects and responsibilities.

Responsibilites
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.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and 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 backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

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. 


Apply online.