Graduate Hourly Position- Illinois Prevention Research Center

The Illinois Prevention Research Center seeks a Graduate Hourly with strong writing skills to support communications about federally funded public health research. The successful candidate will execute an established communications strategy, curating content and writing messages for Twitter and Facebook; maintain and update a WordPress website; write monthly/biweekly newsletter; track audience benchmarks (Web traffic and social interaction); and contribute to blogs.


We're looking for someone with a warm and professional writing voice who is curious about the intersection of media and public health. This position will be an excellent introduction to both the academic research environment and professional health communications. 


  •  Strong writing and editing skills, with a clear, engaging style
  • Social media experience in the workplace
  • Ability to work independently, handle several priorities at once and see projects to completion
  • Strong interest in using social media to improve public health and reduce health disparities

Strongly preferred:

  • Journalism training or experience writing for the public
  • Knowledge of AP Style guidelines
  • Understanding of social or health science research methods
  • Experience managing a website or blog using WordPress or other content management system
  • Familiarity with social media management tools, such as Tweetdeck, or SproutSocial
  • Experience with MailChimp or other email platform
  • Experience with social media analytics and key performance indicators 

For fullest consideration, provide the following: (1) a cover letter describing how your skills and experience meet the qualifications above, (2) your resume or CV and (3) two writing samples, preferably those written for a public or non-academic audience by August 3, 2018 to:

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