Requisition #: 315357

Range: PB

Level: 3

Salary: $21.67- $26.76/Hourly

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location: School of Public Health

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Human Resources: 410-955-2990

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General Description

Global Health NOW, Office and Bloomberg School Overview:

The Office of External Affairs includes Communications and Marketing, Development and Constituent Relations and Finance and Administration.

The award-winning Communications and Marketing team provides strategic communications, external and internal communications, and marketing services for the School across a variety of digital and print platforms. This includes brand and identity management, digital strategies and web services, editorial and content strategies, visual communication, media and public relations, social media and integrated marketing campaigns.

Global Health NOW (https://www.globalhealthnow.org/) is a digital publication including a news website, social media and a weekday e-newsletter of essential news and views for the global health community. The e-newsletter aggregates the most important global health articles and reaches tens of thousands of global health leaders, researchers and professionals working in philanthropy, government and civil society as well as students and interested lay people. GHN also publishes original content (https://www.globalhealthnow.org/topics/ghn-exclusive) on its website including news articles, Q&As and commentaries by and about thought leaders in global health.

As the #1 school of public health in the country and the oldest independent degree-granting school of public health in the world, the Bloomberg School conducts lifesaving research in more than 130 countries and has more than 2,200 students from all over the world. The School celebrated its Centennial year in 2016 and is currently in the University’s Rising to the Challenge Campaign. The School is an exciting place to expand your career with unparalleled opportunities for creative, important work at the highest levels.

General Description

The news writer is a key member of the team that produces Global Health NOW, a digital news initiative that includes a website, social media and a weekday e-newsletter serving the global health community. Global Health NOW is produced by the award-winning Communications and Marketing team in the Office of External Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The writer will help produce on deadline the weekday Global Health NOW e-newsletter that reaches tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. The writer’s responsibilities may include: crafting short summaries of news articles, finding important global health news articles to include in the daily e-newsletter, proofing summaries, and formatting and sending the e-newsletter by 8 a.m. ET Monday through Friday. The writer will provide other editorial help as needed.

This is a part-time, casual position that requires three hours of early morning work each weekday. The writer will work from home or at an offsite location. The best candidates for the job will have a passion for news and global health, strong news judgment, excellent deadline writing and journalism skills, and an enthusiastic, can-do attitude.

The writer reports to Global Health NOW’s Associate Editor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Search, prioritize and summarize global health articles in news sites, websites, journals, blogs, and social media.

Craft concise, well-written summaries of the day’s most important articles under strict deadline.

Assist in proofreading, fact-checking and editing summaries.

Place, format and link summaries using MailChimp, an online email service.

Compile and schedule the “best of the week” e-newsletter.

Perform occasional original reporting and news writing.

Reliably work planned hours: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Other duties as assigned (which may include searching and sizing for photos, etc.).

Note: The writer is expected to provide his or her own computer, phone, and reliable high-speed Internet access.


Bachelor's degree.

Two years related experience. Writing samples may be required.

This is a telecommute position.

Preferred Qualifications

Direct experience editing and producing publications with daily deadlines.

Ability to quickly summarize key facts and proofread text to remove errors.

Ability to write quickly and on deadline in an engaging, informative and accurate manner.

Ability to learn and use new software and technology such as the email service MailChimp.

Experience in writing articles.

Ability to write engaging headlines.

Ability to set priorities, work in a fast-paced, exciting environment and meet deadlines.

Absolute punctuality and reliability in making deadlines.

Passion for news, global health issues and science.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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 Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Nursing Divisional HR Office at 410-955-2990. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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