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Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Our mission at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is to support research that informs economic policymaking while engaging future leaders and scholars. Our affiliated faculty draw from each of Stanford's seven schools and are committed to understanding the economic challenges, opportunities, and policies affecting people around the world. We support Stanford students and academic visitors from other leading institutions, and host frequent events that bring together scholars, policymakers, business leaders and journalists.

Many of our affiliates have served in government. They've testified on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country. They've advised businesses and politicians, and are routinely cited in the media.

Our communications team is dedicated to distilling and disseminating their research to ensure it reaches government officials, members of the media, business executives and peer academics.


As a unit within Stanford's Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR), we create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.

* We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. * We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community. * We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety. * We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.


The Writer will translate academic research into engaging, accessible stories that highlight the economic policy-relevant scholarship of SIEPR's affiliated faculty. The research topics span SIEPR's 12 Focal Areas.

Reporting to SIEPR's Communications Manager, the Writer will be responsible for reviewing and reading working papers and journal articles to identify stories that best highlight SIEPR's support of and contributions to research aimed at economic policymaking. The Writer will also develop close relationships with affiliated faculty members to ensure a current knowledge and awareness of upcoming research. The Writer will write articles that will be disseminated as press releases, used in email and social media campaigns and be posted on SIEPR and other Stanford websites.

The Writer will also contribute to the creation of content and production of SIEPR's Annual Report.

This role is part-time (50% FTE).


* Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on topics of moderate complexity. * Consult with internal and external customers to understand the need and purpose of a project. * Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels. * Manage production of own publications/communications and adhere to deadlines. * Maintain department style standards

OPTIONAL: Please note that due to current COVID-19 safety measures, our office is working fully remote through Spring 2021. Once COVID-19 safety measures are no longer applicable, this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting, subject to operational need.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Strong interviewing skills * Strong writing skills * Well-versed in AP style * Works well under deadline pressure * Can work on multiple stories/take on multiple assignments at once * Takes editorial feedback well

Certifications and Licenses:



* Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. * Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand. * Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. * Visual and auditory acuity, including color vision required. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


* Occasional work on evenings and weekends. * Occasional travel.


* Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

* Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. * A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. * A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. * Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. * Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

* Schedule: Part-time * Job Code: 4272 * Employee Status: Regular * Grade: H * Requisition ID: 89657


Keywords: Stanford University, San Francisco , Writer, Other , Stanford, California

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