General summary/purpose: 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. The Content Writers play a central role in the writing of those Committee Letters. Pre-Professional Content 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 2021. Applicants being considered as finalists will be contacted via email and will be asked to submit and complete a sample health professions committee letter.
Term of Appointment Content Writer positions will run from approximately March 2021 thru August 2021. The Content Writer will be responsible for approximately 10-15 letters per week.
Compensation Content Writers will be paid $20 per hour.
This position is not benefits eligible.
Multiple positions available
This position is not eligbile for visa sponsorship.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Write committee letters according to guidelines provided
Proofread letters as they are written
On average, one letter should take approximately one and one-half (1.5) hours to draft and edit.
Collaborate and communicate with Pre-Professional staff and advisors
Comply with confidentiality agreement and ethical guidelines
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Two years of college coursework.
Some related writing experience.
Writing samples will be required
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Requirements per Application:
One-page writing sample (non-creative writing; if available, a previously drafted letter of recommendation preferred)
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree strongly preferred
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Proficiency in Microsoft office, specifically Microsoft Word
Excellence in writing/editing/proofreading
Fluency in English required
Classified Title: Copywriter Working Title: Pre-Professional Content Writer Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE Starting Salary Range: $20 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: As Scheduled Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001445-Pre Professional Advising Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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