Updated: Dec 15, 2020 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: ENGR DO COMMUNICATIONS
Job Opening ID: 13775
Reports To: COMM MGR 1
Working Title: PRINCIPAL WRITER EDITOR
Department: ENGR DO COMMUNICATIONS
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 004017
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: Varies
Employee Class: Career
Founded in 1965, the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. Comprised of six academic departments and 162 faculty, the school aims to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity. The Samueli School's communication unit provides marketing, media relations, photography, and event planning and logistics services for the school. The team supports the dean's office units, the academic departments and a research center and is responsible for the school's award-winning annual magazine, printed and online communications, the website and social media channels.
Writes or edits a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis. Researches, selects sources for and conducts interviews, and ensures accuracy of written pieces. Recommends content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives.
Enter the type and years of experience required for this job
Four or more years of professional writing and editing
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation. Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines, including the AP style guide. Thorough skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and / or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the location's message. Exceptional writing and editing skills with demonstrated success producing clear, engaging, accurate and well-structured news and feature stories for a general audience. Demonstrated skill translating complex material into clear, lively, straightforward prose; demonstrated command of craft and ability to write on diverse science and technology topics, evidenced by a strong portfolio. Knowledge of principles and practices of public communications, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior listening skills and ability to ask the right questions Thorough research and fact verification skills. Thorough research and fact verification skills. Thorough interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills. Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills. Thorough attention to detail, project management and organizational skills. Skill to maintain confidentiality. Ability to engage and build relationships with various constituencies, including faculty, administrators, students and alumni.
Thorough knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies. Prior experience in higher education communications. Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and / or web production.
Special Conditions Preferred:
Occasional assignments may require evening and/or weekend hours
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.