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STEPS Staff Writer

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Staff Writer
Requisition Number TE07372
Department Name 8T110:College of Social Work
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $18 - $23 / hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, or closely related degree; 3+ years of reporting or journalism experience.
Required Related Experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; strong research and analytical skills; experience independently conducting interviews both in person and virtually; demonstrable portfolio of published articles; experience with long form and short form reporting; advanced editing skills; ability to juggle multiple tasks.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
lifting/pulling/pushing objects up to 20lbs; repetitive motion typical of desk work (sitting/typing/bending/twisting) for long periods of time; prolonged exposure to computer screen.
20 – 30 hours per week typically Monday – Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm); flexible
Job Summary
The College of Social Work is seeking a creative and motivated staff writer to create engaging and informative content for publication on the college’s website, use in press releases and promotional communications, and quarterly reporting.

The staff writer will be responsible for investigating, interviewing, and reporting on various new and ongoing innovations at the college in addition to spotlighting students, faculty, staff, and participants.

The staff writer will also serve as a liaison to the college’s researchers by reporting on new publications, research, and impacts.

Additionally, the staff writer will be responsible for staying up-to-date on trending news and topics to identify opportunities for newsjacking and elevating college experts for potential coverage.

Must submit 3 writing samples (submit at end of application under Specific Request 1-3).

This position is located at the Coldstream Research Campus (a hybrid schedule is available).
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/31/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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