Staff Writer

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD4.0

Full-time$43,000 - $50,000 a year
General Summary/Purpose:
Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seek a Staff Writer responsible for creating impactful content that effectively communicates the work being done by Civic Impact and its associated centers: GovEx, GovEx Academy, and the Center for Applied Public Research. With guidance from the Centers Directors, the Staff Writer conceptualizes and creates a variety of writing deliverables in the appropriate style to meet the strategic and tactical goals of each center and its target audience.

Our ideal candidate will also have strong research skills and an enthusiasm for helping the public sector become more evidence informed. This person is an effective writer, creative and strategic thinker, and must be able to work on several high priority projects concurrently with minimal supervision.

This position reports to the Director of the Center for Applied Public Research.

Writing for a variety of media and formats such as blog posts, case studies, event support, and promotional messaging
Conducting independent research related to topics relevant to the Centers for Civic Impact, such as evidence-based policy creation, data governance, performance management, and advanced analytics
Creating practical and actionable resources which specifically support technical assistance, training, and the translation of academic research
Generalizing client-specific materials into a variety of resources and media to help a broader audience replicate our work
Developing content which resonates with Civic Impact’s audience of of public sector staff and aligns to the Center’s tone and voice
Integrating feedback from other Civic Impact staff
Performing routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related field
Two years related experience
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years related experience in writing and research
Experience writing about public policy or data usage, especially for a non-technical audience
An understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with data usage in the public sector
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Doc and Sheets, and WordPress
Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to meet tight deadlines

Classified Title: Staff Writer
Working Title: Staff Writer
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB
Starting Salary Range: $43,101 to $50,000 per year
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 5/37.5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

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

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