Writer/Editor

Classified Title: Writer

Requisition #: 315742

Range: PB

Level: 3

Salary: $21.67-$29.76 per hour

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Academic Centers

Location: Mount Washington Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office: 443-997-5100

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General Description

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.

This position will contribute to the editorial aspects of publishing CTY's Imagine magazine as a writer and editor.

Responsibilities:

  • Write general stories and information for publications in CTY's Imagine magazine.
  • Conduct interviews in preparation for writing articles and collect information to develop content.
  • Edit stories written by other authors.
  • May attend events and functions to gather information.
  • Write analytic, interpretive, or highly individualized features.
  • Perform research of source materials and obtain and verify facts and analyze sources for accuracy and relevance to topic.
  • Conduct Internet searches to identify resources that are listed in the magazine.
  • Proofread all copy and final proofs.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as English, writing, or journalism required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience is required, including writing and editorial experience; 5 years preferred.
  • Experience working with middle or high school students in some capacity would be a plus.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Solid writing and editorial skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
  • Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US and based in the US.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.


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 HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.



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