Northwestern University Writer/Editor in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Job Summary:nThis Writer/Editor will assist senior faculty, staff, and postdocs in the Department of Preventive Medicine to write and edit various documents, including scientific publications (books, articles, reviews, manuscripts, etc.), research grants, CV's and biosketches, and others. This position will be primarily assisting faculty in the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention division, but will have some % effort assisting other departmental faculty and staff.nSpecific Responsibilities:nWritingnWrite the department's newsletter (6 editions per year)nPrepare center, division, and department communications, and other related materials as needed.nPerform other writing duties as required or assigned.nCommunications Trafficking and Project ManagementnRoute drafts, coordinate reviews/approvals with other faculty and staff.nMonitor funding agencies to identify new requests for proposals relevant to the interests of the PIs and other center faculty.nEditing and ReviewnProvide strategic review, copy-editing, and proofreading of content written by other team members and/or faculty to ensure adherence to grammatical and brand standards.nEdit and assemble grant application packages including research narratives, bio-sketches, and relevant letters.nProofread and edit manuscripts and grant proposals and related materials.nAssist with the preparation of manuscripts, presentations, book chapters, etc.nConduct literature reviews for background to manuscripts and grant proposals.nEnsure that messaging and tone are appropriate for all audiences.nImplementationnBuild email templates and refresh audience lists to deliver e-communication materials.nPartner with the website coordinator to ensure that specific content can be pushed out appropriately.nPerforms other duties as assigned.nMinimum Qualifications:nSuccessful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.nTwo years of professional writing experience, including print and online content or other relevant experience required.nMinimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)nExceptional writing, editing, fact checking, and proofreading skills.nStrong project management skills that include the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, produce polished content under tight deadlines, and manage projects from concept through production.nStrong portfolio of writing that is clear, accurate, and compelling.nAbility to interview University administrators and faculty across a wide range of disciplines and present complex concepts in clear and lively prose for diverse donor audiences.nAbility to write in a voice appropriate to the varied audiences addressed, and to write to the style of key individuals.nProficiency with Microsoft OfficenPreferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)nExperience in scientific writing; scientific publicationsnExperience in grant writingnAs per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.nNorthwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.