We are seeking a Copywriter. The Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising serves Johns Hopkins University undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering pursuing graduate education in medicine, dentistry, other health professions and law. A central component of service is to write Health Professions Committee Letters, which present a holistic overview of each candidate's application to medical or dental schools.
Each summer, the Office of Pre-Professional Programs & Advising composes approximately 450 Committee Letters that support applicants to medical or dental school. Writers play a central role in the writing of those Committee Letters. Pre-Professional Writers convert applicant information into text suitable for use in the Health Professions Committee Letters. Content Writers work remotely and independently; they are responsible for editing their work as they write.
Review of applicants will start early-March 2023. Applicants being considered as finalists will be contacted via email and will be asked to submit and complete a sample health professions committee letter.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Fluency in English required.
Excellence in writing/editing/proofreading.
Proficiency in Microsoft office, specifically Microsoft Word.
Two years college coursework.
Some related writing experience. Writing samples may be required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Writing samples will be required.
One-page writing sample (non-creative writing; if available, a previously drafted letter of recommendation preferred.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree strongly preferred.
Classified Title: Copywriter Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.95-$25.30-$32.60 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: less than 19 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Remote Department name: Pre Professional Advising Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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