Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Marketing and Communications at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Promote Olin’s strategic goal to build its reputation for research impact by driving faculty thought leadership and business innovation. Responsible for writing and publishing clear, concise, and high-quality content from academic research for a variety of audiences in multiple channels. This position will work closely with faculty from various disciplines, research centers, and WashU Public Affairs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Write, edit, and publish content that translates research into applied business knowledge for global organizations of all sizes. Work with faculty to understand and translate their work as subject matter experts through intense collaboration. In collaboration with the communications director, develop and execute a strategy to inject faculty research expertise into coverage of timely and topical news events.
Work with WashU resources to publish research content in a manner that lends itself to a non-research global audience using both written and visual execution that supports the vision, mission, values and brand of Olin Business School.
Write and translate research content for publication or distribution through Olin and WashU channels (Olin Blog, The Source, Olin Business magazine, social media, public affairs outreach, Olin YouTube) to promote faculty thought leadership through research.
Assist Olin’s communications director in developing communications that elevate the overall brand of the school. This can include content for web, collateral, social media, newsletters, and e-communication.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related degree.
Minimum of three years of journalism or technical writing experience.
Higher education experience.
Business journalism or technical writing background preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and personal experience in business extremely helpful.
Five years of journalism or technical writing experience preferred.
Excellent written, organizational, and analytical skills.
Advanced knowledge of writing and editing best practices and use of style guides.
Intermediate in developing creative content using storyline and infographics.
Advanced interviewing and listening skills.
Solid news judgment.
Skill at making complex, dense research material accessible to a general audience.
Team player, able to thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment; willing to contribute when help is needed outside of primary job responsibilities.
Excellent communication skills, curiosity, and attention to detail.
Organized and flexible with the ability to prioritize and work under time constraints and meet project deadlines.
Creative thinker with innovative spirit. Ability to look for new and better ways to develop content/perform tasks.
The hiring range for this position is $47,151 - $61,289 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
May include minimal travel. Ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.