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Case Western Reserve Univesity
Cleveland, OH
30+ days ago
Case Western Reserve Univesity
Cleveland, Ohio
30+ days ago



The Writer/Editor conveys the excellence and aspirations of Case Western Reserve with prose that is engaging and eloquent. This individual will match deep intellectual curiosity with exceptional mastery of narrative and tone to help enhance the university’s stature across the nation and within the local community. The keys to success in this position are two-fold: first, a profound appreciation of the work of research universities, matched with an ability to explain complex subjects in a way that is accessible and compelling. The successful candidate will possess the ability to write and edit across multiple media – that is, from longer magazine stories to shorter print pieces and even more concise copy for the web.


  1. Promote the university by recognizing and writing about its unique and/or striking aspects: its people, programs, achievements, initiatives, and more. (15%)
  2. Engage with faculty, staff and students across the university to identify promising subjects for stories, whether profiles or features, trend pieces or other types of articles. (15%)
  3. Identify and develop stories that help promote the university’s sense of community, whether they involve a unique accomplishment (as part of their work or their off time), a rallying effort for others, or other activities that intrigue, amuse or inspire. (15%)
  4. Demonstrate the power of effective storytelling, and seize those moments when a well-told tale can attract significant attention and acclaim for the university. (15%)
  5. Show comprehensive command of language, deep understanding of structure and tone, and full mastery of crisp writing. (15%)
  6. Illustrate the nuance and dimensions of academic efforts – including complicated, technical matters - in a way that captures their meaning in a manner that is accurate, clear and comprehensible. (15%)
  7. Communicate effectively with colleagues and supervisor(s). (10%)


  1. Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)


Department: Daily contact with UMC team members to complete projects.

University: Regular contact with faculty and staff.

External: Occasional communication with external contacts.

Students: Regular contact with students.


No direct supervisory responsibility.


Experience: 2 to 4 years of writing and editing experience required.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.


  1. Excellent interviewing, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  2. Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills.
  4. Mac and/or PC platforms.
  5. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Word documents.
  6. Familiarity with web content management systems.
  7. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  8. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.


General office environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

COVID Vaccination

Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information go to: Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 / for information regarding religious or medical exemptions as an accommodation

CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents; Respond in confidence, including salary history : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, Human Resources Job Code #9093, apply to



Experience: 2 to 4 years of writing and editing experience required.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57918590
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Position Title: Writer / Editor (Job #9093)
  • Company Name: Case Western Reserve Univesity
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Marketing
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Education / Teaching / Administration
Cleveland , OH , US

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country's leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students compri...

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