Brown University — Senior Writer

Job Description:

The Senior Writer supports the work of the Brown University School of Public Health (SPH)’s advancement team and communications team to increase the School’s reach, visibility and impact by producing high-quality written materials in a variety of formats including articles, opinion pieces, media talking points and topical explainers, press releases, and content for the web and social media. Reporting to the Director of Communications and the advancement leadership, the Senior Writer works in close collaboration with the content team and faculty partners, skillfully weaving evidence, narrative, policy relevance, and public health significance. The senior writer also works across teams to take the lead on reports and other written outputs produced with strategic partners, including Brown University bodies, policy think tanks, and other organizations engaging in public health work.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional research, writing, and editing experience.
  • Experience working for a university, newspaper or website, or nonprofit organization preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability to convert broad and abstract public health concepts into concrete, compelling, relevant and accurate narratives in a variety of styles for diverse audiences and platforms, including for social media and websites.
  • Strong research, writing, and interviewing skills required.
  • Strong editorial judgment.
  • Comprehensive editing skills, from story editing to line and copy editing.
  • Considerable flexibility, with an ability to juggle multiple assignments while meeting hard deadlines, required.
  • Ability to write for digital content and social media required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects that involve multiple team members, working across teams and units and managing priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong capacity for creativity and collaboration.
  • Ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:
Senior Writer

Public Health Administration

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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