Project Editor

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Location
Connecticut, US
Posted
12 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2019
Ref
58270BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Job Title

Research Writer

Bargaining Unit

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type

Regular

Compensation Grade

Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile

Supervisor; Senior Associate (P5)

Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

199 Whitney Aven New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family

Communications/Editing/Teaching

Total # of hours to be worked:

37.5

Position Focus:

The Project Editor conducts research on management dilemmas in business and non-profit organizations. The Project Editor works with faculty and the Director of Case Research to use this research to create case studies for MBA courses at Yale and other graduate schools. Case studies are generally presented as either long-form narratives or multimedia websites. The Project Editor is expected to not only write narratives, but also format and otherwise produce the supporting materials in the case study. Project editors are expected to create between 6-10 case studies a year and to participate in the case inventory and distribution process. Collect and organize information from the literature relevant to the identified management dilemma. Manage contacts with organizations and individuals including the terms of an engagement and release of material. Arrange and conduct interviews with executives (some on-camera) to gain additional information about the dilemma. Work with faculty and the Director of Case Research to clarify the dilemma and sharpen the pedagogical value of the material. Write case study narrative translating business and economic information into coherent prose. Review drafts with informants, faculty and Director of Case Research and incorporate revisions into text. Prepare supporting materials for the case study into comprehensible tables and charts. Format the written material into PDFs according to department standards. Write all necessary narrative elements. Identify accessible and relevant online materials for links. Collect graphical material like photos and maps. Create slideshows, graphs and other materials. Work with multimedia producer to create video clips. Format all webpages on a site, arranging text, links, videos, photographs and other materials. Test websites and ensure a smoothly functioning finished product. In conjunction with the director and other team members, help manage the case inventory and facilitate distribution of case studies both inside and outside Yale. This duty includes transferring cases to a new template and updating old cases, creating abstracts and metadata for each case to ensure each is displayed correctly in several channels and maintaining contact with various clients including publishers and faculty. May perform other duties as assigned, including working with students or faculty to edit and/or complete pedagogical materials they initiated.

The following Essential Duties are generic in nature; the information contained in this Position Focus are most relevant to this position.

Essential Duties

  1. Collects and organizes information from the literature relevant to the identified management dilemma.
  2. Manages contacts with organizations and individuals including the terms of an engagement and release of material.
  3. Arranges and conducts interviews with executives (some on-camera) to gain additional information about the dilemma.
  4. Works with faculty and the Director of Case Research to clarify the dilemma and sharpen the pedagogical value of the material.
  5. Writes case study narrative translating business and economic information into coherent prose.
  6. Reviews drafts with informants, faculty and Director of Case Research and incorporates revisions into text.
  7. Prepares supporting materials for the case study into comprehensible tables and charts.
  8. Formats the written material according to department standards.
  9. Writes all necessary narrative elements.
  10. Identifies accessible and relevant online materials for links.
  11. Collects graphical material like photos and maps.
  12. Creates slide-shows, graphs and other materials.
  13. Works with multi-media producer to create video clips. Formats all web pages on a site, arranging text, links, videos, photographs and other materials.
  14. Tests web-sites and insures a smoothly-functioning finished product.
  15. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Solid analytical background and a demonstrated ability to write quickly and clearly. Writing sample required.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Familiarity with computer software related to creating presentations.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Superior interpersonal skills. A team player that works well with other members of the staff. A leader with a positive and can-do attitude that supports the mission of the school.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and changing environment. Some travel required.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to represent the school well in working collegially with peers and colleagues within and outside the University.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Background in business or business writing. Global orientation. Experience working across countries and regions. Fluency in more than one language.

Weekend Hours Required?

Occasional

Evening Hours Required?

Occasional

Drug Screen

No

Health Screening

No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note

Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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