Title: Scientific W Writer/Editor $19.63 - $30.75 / Posted thru: 5-1-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Deb MacKenzie-Taylor
Purpose: The Scientific Writer/Editor will be be integrated within a team of technical sta staff and scientists to carry out scientific wri writing and editing tasks, organizational and and operational tasks, and literature res research in support of the Toxicology & Res Response Section. They will provide tec technical and editorial expertise to staff. As As well as develop and maintain working rel relationships with various units and staff to to stay abreast of their ongoing work.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Proofreading health consultations, t technical reports, factsheets, and press r releases for spelling, grammar, style, and o overall quality. • Copy editing and formatting s scientific content. • Develop, write, produce, revise, and u update a variety of conventional and e electronic communications including s scientific reports, procedural documents, a and manuscripts. • Serve as an educational resource for s staff on scientific writing through lectures a and distribution of written materials. • Additional writing, organizational, oper operational, and other projects, as needed.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Jo Journalism, English, or Communications. Ad Advanced graduate level coursework in health co communications, communication theory, sc science writing, research design, en environmental science or public relations pr preferred.
Experience: 2 - 3 years of editing and/or pro proofreading experience required, preferably in in medical or scientific content. Editorial exp experience in a technical or scientific fie field, including knowledge of writing, gra graphic arts, printing, and publishing met methods.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Highly organized and strong a attention to detail. • Strong writing and communication s skills required including thorough command o of the English language and grammar. • Demonstrated ability to research and w write about technical matters for multiple a audiences. • Ability to understand complex s scientific information, theories and p practices. • Ability to balance competing p priorities amongst stakeholders. • Proficiency in a variety of software and pu and publishing tools.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Stan Standard office environment. Physical effort will will be typical of an office position. There may may be times when work outside of regular hour hours is necessary for the completion of a proj project. The employee may need to conduct site site visits and attend public events around the the state. Work materials and supplies can be b be bulky and may weigh up to 40lbs. The empl employee could be exposed to local weather cond conditions.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This position has program responsibility for providing support for the Toxicology and Response Section. The Section’s primary function is to prevent and mitig mitigate human health exposures to chemical conta contaminants in the general public. The secti section collaborates with multiple federal agenc agencies, agencies in other state gover governments, other State of Michigan depar departments, and local health departments. The S The Section also provides education and outre outreach for a variety of health topics inclu including fish consumption, mercury, mold, as we as well as human exposures to chemical conta contaminants in the air, water, and soil.
Contact Person/Group Purpose Frequency Deb MacKenzie-Taylor Management & Overs Oversight of Position Weekly Section Staff Collaboration and coor coordination of daily tasks Daily Division Staff Collaboration and coo coordination of daily tasks Daily
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is ‘Non-Exempt’ from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”