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Writer (60% time), SPARK

The SPARK program is seeking a 60% effort Scientific Writer & Media Manager who under general supervision, will compose material for print, web, and other platforms. This includes researching and writing articles on published research, scientific presentations, clinical developments, and translational successes for SPARK.

Duties include:
  • Perform various exploratory, information gathering and research functions to obtain factual information for written publication/communication.
  • Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels.
  • Compile supplemental materials (i.e., images, video links, spreadsheets, biographies, executive talking points and other written materials) that support written communication.
  • Explore, develop, and maintain collaborative relationships with media, community organizations, and other targeted audiences.
  • Maintain department style standards.

* Other duties may also be assigned

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience, or a combination of education and related experience.

  • Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to deal with a variety of personalities.
  • Thorough command of the English language and grammar.
  • Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and current communication trends.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

The expected pay range for this position is $71000 to $82000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.