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Sr. Writer, Office of the President

Company: The Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Johns Hopkins strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine requirement remains unchanged. Exceptions may be provided under certain circumstances. -Click here for more information. Johns Hopkins strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine requirement remains unchanged. Exceptions may be provided under certain circumstances. -Click here for more information. Johns Hopkins strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine requirement remains unchanged. Exceptions may be provided under certain circumstances. -Click here for more information. . Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Create Alert Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: We are seeking a Sr. Writer, Office of The Presidentwho will report to the Senior Director of Leadership Communications and Engagement and work closely with the Senior Speechwriter. The Senior Writer will be a critical member of the writing team in the Office of the President that is responsible for telling the story of Johns Hopkins University, the nation's first research university, and conveying the priorities of the President to a broad array of national and local audiences. Through op eds, articles, talking points, remarks, and various communications products this person will play an important role in helping to explore, articulate, and advance the ideas of the University President in compelling and creative ways.
The Senior Writer must thrive on producing deeply researched and thoughtful analysis on a myriad of topics from social and economic challenges facing the nation, to the future of higher education, to the student experience, to the University's partnership with its hometown of Baltimore, among many others. They must be an exceptional writer and thorough and deep researcher, who can produce high-quality written work on a tight deadline, gather and translate complex information into cogent analyses, and navigate and interpret feedback from in a complex and fast-paced environment. They must be able to work collaboratively with a team of communicators in the Office of the President and across the institution. A successful candidate will be creative, self-motivated, flexible, and highly collaborative, and will bring both humanity and good humor to their work.Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Draft and edit high-level written materials for high-impact internal and external audiences.
  • Be a thought partner to university leaders and the Sr. Director in producing materials that support the President's academic and public priorities, including articles, speeches/talking points, presentation materials, and other leadership communications materials.
  • Monitor and analyze developments and major issues in higher education to ensure they are appropriately addressed and articulated.
  • Communicate information of a highly complex nature in a clear, precise, and compelling way.
  • Review and edit drafts of communications materials and talking points provided by other offices to ensure they reflect the University President's voice and priorities.
  • Ensure that all remarks and other public statements prepared for the President, including those prepared by other offices, are accurate, fact-checked, and proofed.
  • Develop and sustain contacts with university leadership, faculty, staff, and other constituents.NOTE - For full consideration, please include three writing samples with application.Special skills & knowledge
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Excellent research, analytical and storytelling skills.
    • Knowledge of grammar usage and editorial style guidelines.
    • Ability to synthesize and analyze information quickly.
    • Ability to maintain the utmost discretion and diplomacy in interacting with high-level individuals and maintain confidences at all times.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and decentralized environment, while balancing competing priorities and managing multiple assignments.
    • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product in multiple communications mediums. We are seeking a Sr. Writer, Office of The Presidentwho will report to the Senior Director of Leadership Communications and Engagement and work closely with the Senior Speechwriter. The Senior Writer will be a critical member of the writing team in the Office of the President that is responsible for telling the story of Johns Hopkins University, the nation's first research university, and conveying the priorities of the President to a broad array of national and local audiences. Through op eds, articles, talking points, remarks, and various communications products this person will play an important role in helping to explore, articulate, and advance the ideas of the University President in compelling and creative ways.
      The Senior Writer must thrive on producing deeply researched and thoughtful analysis on a myriad of topics from social and economic challenges facing the nation, to the future of higher education, to the student experience, to the University's partnership with its hometown of Baltimore, among many others. They must be an exceptional writer and thorough and deep researcher, who can produce high-quality written work on a tight deadline, gather and translate complex information into cogent analyses, and navigate and interpret feedback from in a complex and fast-paced environment. They must be able to work collaboratively with a team of communicators in the Office of the President and across the institution. A successful candidate will be creative, self-motivated, flexible, and highly collaborative, and will bring both humanity and good humor to their work.Specific Duties & Responsibilities
      • Draft and edit high-level written materials for high-impact internal and external audiences.
      • Be a thought partner to university leaders and the Sr. Director in producing materials that support the President's academic and public priorities, including articles, speeches/talking points, presentation materials, and other leadership communications materials.
      • Monitor and analyze developments and major issues in higher education to ensure they are appropriately addressed and articulated.
      • Communicate information of a highly complex nature in a clear, precise, and compelling way.
      • Review and edit drafts of communications materials and talking points provided by other offices to ensure they reflect the University President's voice and priorities.
      • Ensure that all remarks and other public statements prepared for the President, including those prepared by other offices, are accurate, fact-checked, and proofed.
      • Develop and sustain contacts with university leadership, faculty, staff, and other constituents.NOTE - For full consideration, please include three writing samples with application.Special skills & knowledge
        • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
        • Excellent research, analytical and storytelling skills.
        • Knowledge of grammar usage and editorial style guidelines.
        • Ability to synthesize and analyze information quickly.
        • Ability to maintain the utmost discretion and diplomacy in interacting with high-level individuals and maintain confidences at all times.
        • Ability to work in a fast-paced and decentralized environment, while balancing competing priorities and managing multiple assignments.
        • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product in multiple communications mediums.

          Minimum Qualifications
          • Bachelor's Degree required.
          • Three to five years of demonstrated professional experience working within complex organizations, including experience writing and providing communications to senior leadership.
          • Additional experience may substitute for education and additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

            Preferred Qualifications
            • PhD or other equivalent professional degree (i.e., JD) strongly preferred.
            • Higher education experience is desirable.Classified Title: Sr. Speech Writer
              Job Posting Title (Working Title):Sr. Writer, Office of the President
              Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF
              Starting Salary Range: $84,700 - $148,300 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
              Employee group: Full Time
              Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
              Exempt Status:Exempt
              Location:Hybrid/Homewood Campus
              Department name: President Office of
              Personnel area: University Administration Total Rewards
              The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University's salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/ .Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.Equal Opportunity Employer
              All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Accommodation Information
              If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/ .The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
              The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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