Technical Writer | Johns Hopkins University Job at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

Job Description

We are seeking a Technical Writer who will play a pivotal role in the School of Nursing by utilizing exceptional writing skills to produce high-quality white papers, journal articles, policy papers, and other written materials. This position demands a strong ability to translate complex technical information into clear, concise, and engaging content that resonates with both technical and non-technical audiences.


The primary responsibility of the Technical Writer will be to collaborate closely with the Dean and subject matter experts across the school to gather information and insights, and then distill this information into comprehensive and comprehensible written materials. The successful candidate will possess excellent research skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas in a structured and accessible manner. The individual in this position must be self-motivated, an effective writer and editor, and capable of customizing content for specific audiences who can work on multiple projects concurrently with minimal supervision.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate information of a highly complex nature in a clear, precise, and compelling way.
  • Write analytic, interpretive, or highly individualized features utilizing specialized knowledge in the respective field.
  • Convey technical information in a clear and accessible manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proof, standardize, and edit content produced by peers and other writers to ensure they reflect the style and voice of the organization.
  • Creates, updates and maintains templates for various communication types.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Expert (SMEs) as needed with faculty and staff within the School, the School's research centers, and the Institute for Policy Solutions.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong research skills with willingness and ability to quickly synthesize complex information in accessible and actionable formats.
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner.
  • Knowledge of style manuals, such as Chicago, US Government Publishing Office, and Associated Press.
  • Experience in successful management of multiple concurrent projects to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work in a complex fast-paced and high-profile environment with short deadlines, competing priorities and intense pressure to perform.
  • Experience in working both independently and as part of a team, exercising a high degree of initiative.
  • Experience in successfully working effectively and cooperatively with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.
  • Strong problem-solver; ability to navigate various viewpoints to develop consensus.
  • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product in multiple communication mediums.




Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related Technical/Scientific field.
  • One year writing experience, preferably in technical/scientific field. Writing samples will be required. If degree is in a non-technical/scientific field, two years technical/scientific writing experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Classified Title : Technical Writer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC  
Starting Salary Range : $27.33 - $47.94 HRLY ($37,150.68 targeted amount; commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule : Monday - Friday (up to 10 hours per week) 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location : Remote 
Department name: Office of the Dean  
Personnel area: School of Nursing 

About Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal ... timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.

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