Job Summary This position reports to Moranu2019s Associate Director of Communications and Public Relations and works with External Relations development and marketing team members to execute a variety of well-written, engaging printed materials and publications, website articles, emails, and presentations. The ideal candidate will be a talented writer with the ability to meet tight deadlines, make complex research understandable for a general audience, and pay special attention to detail and accuracy. This position must be highly organized, serving as a conduit for effectively communicating our vision to consultant designers, videographers, and photographers and ensuring timely project completion. Responsibilities CONCEIVE, OUTLINE, AND PLAN PRINTED MATERIALS Serve as the point person ensuring on-time, high-quality execution of printed materials including: u2022FOCUS Annual Report 1x per year u2022Clinical FOCUS 1x per year u2022Education FOCUS 1x per year u2022Patient FOCUS 1x per year u2022Advisory Council/Chairmanu2019s Report 2x per year u2022Illuminations Submissions 2x per year u2022Lions Eye Bank Newsletter Submissions 4x per year u2022Advisory Council Updates 12x per year u2022Various documents, manuals, newsletters, brochures, magazine articles, profiles, press releases, news articles, research material, and other articles as needed DEVELOP, RESEARCH, WRITE, AND EDIT STORIES u2022Interview patients, faculty, staff, community members, etc. to write stories and articles for both the web, up to four articles per month, and print publications u2022Generate and track story ideas and developments for use in publications and online u2022Work with other internal departments to ensure accurate representation of research, education, and clinical care in all stories u2022Edit copy as assigned for content, style, and accuracy POST WEBSITE CONTENT AND UPDATE WEBPAGES Coordinate with the associate director, team members, Moran staff and faculty, University of Utah webmaster, and MBM staff to help gather, compile, write, edit, and update content and photographs for: u2022Existing and new clinical and research faculty pages u2022Moran news pages u2022Specialty pages u2022Patient care information u2022Development and Outreach pages u2022Other clinical or department page content as assigned PRIORITIZE, COORDINATE, AND MEET DEADLINES u2022Prioritize and manage projects, content ideas, outlines, and timelines. u2022Coordinate with team members regarding project results, responsibilities, ideas, writing, design, editing, timeline, and mailing u2022Coordinate with photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and public relations to ensure on-time, high-quality deliverables CONTRIBUTE TO AND WORK WITH THE EXTERNAL RELATIONS TEAM & OTHERS u2022Contribute as an External Relations team member by attending meetings and supporting and collaborating with communications, public relations, marketing, outreach, and development colleagues u2022Attend conferences and meetings as suggested by or approved by the associate director u2022Work with team members to ensure that print and electronic communication is consistent with an integrated marketing communications branding model in design, style, and brand u2022Carry out special projects which may be assigned by the External Relations director at any time, including compiling and writing information for donor letters, press releases, press kits, bios, Moran facts, U of U Public Relations, and faculty ghost writing u2022Readily execute miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned by the associate director or External Relations director Minimum Qualifications Bacheloru2019s degree in area of specialty and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area, or equivalency is required. Preferences Prior experience in producing publications, managing website content through a CMS, and using spreadsheets to manipulate data is desired. Type Benefited Staff Special Instructions Summary Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples. Additional Information The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteranu2019s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteransu2019 preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: **** or ****. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: ****. The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (u201cURSu201d). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please **** or (800)695-4877 or the Universityu2019s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.