Department: MED-Office of Communications Salary/Grade: EXS/5
The Content Specialist seeks story ideas, conducts interviews and writes feature and news stories for a wide variety of communication channels and media, including magazines, newsletters, recruitment materials, websites, social media and more. Manages various projects (videos, digital signage, brochures, etc.), as assigned, taking a project from conception to completion. Directs work of photographers, designers and other personnel involved with projects.
Note: Occasional nights/weekends required for coverage of medical school events.
Seek story ideas, conduct interviews and write feature and news stories for print and electronic Communications media channels; occasional photography of events and story subjects.
Manages a wide variety of Communications projects, such as videos, brochures and digital signage, as assigned.
Write, edit and proofread copy for magazines, newsletters, print materials, websites, and all Communications materials; input and format email newsletters.
Direct work of photographers, designers and others involved in projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or appropriate field with three to five years writing, editorial and publications experience.
Working knowledge and experience of online/web/interactive communication techniques.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated ability to research and write about technical matters for a general population.
Demonstrated advanced communication and presentation skills.
Must have organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
Must be self-directed and able to work in a team-based environment with minimal supervision.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Advanced degree in an appropriate field.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of higher education, medical science and/or healthcare preferred.
Experience with multimedia storytelling/photography preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 36842
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.