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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Publishing Officer and the Documentation & Publishing Manager in Education & Training within Health Information Technology & Services (HITS), successful candidate will develop new and existing products for the publishing program. He/she will collaborate with Michigan Medicine faculty and with members of the EduTrain team to identify, collect, and create new content, processes, and tools related to medical education and research training across a range of specialties and subspecialties. Additional technical writing projects and deliverables pertaining to HITS initiatives will also contribute to project variety and department goals.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform editorial and research duties to develop and prepare content for publication in scholarly works, books, course materials, and open educational resources (OER).
  • Produce EPUB, iBook, and other electronic and interactive versions of books, course materials, and OER (if appropriate).
  • Ensure consistency across publications by maintaining (and developing if appropriate) editorial and publishing style guidelines as well as production processes and workflows.
  • Initiate new publishing projects with faculty, staff and students in Michigan Medicine, and where appropriate at the University as a whole (e.g. Development, Office of Research, and Special Projects).
  • Support new and existing faculty partnerships in book and journal publishing.
  • Participate in content development and publishing to support the Medical School curriculum.
  • Conduct copyright and licensing reviews and consult on copyright and licensing issues related to the creation and publication of new course materials.
  • Review and edit materials, prepare graphics, and reformat content as needed for readability, consistency, and distribution across a variety of publishing platforms.
  • Liaise with content creation experts, legal advisors, software developers, and community stakeholders as needed.
  • Write, edit, verify, and maintain internal and external end user documentation materials, as needed.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for Senior position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (information science, educational technology, communications, journalism, business/marketing, technical writing, or similar) and 5 or more years in a documentation or publishing role, however, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent skills in communication (both written and verbal), collaboration, and coordination are required to effectively relate with multiple teams, subject matter experts (SMEs), and customers (including senior leadership and alumni).
  • Working knowledge of cross campus activities (e.g. University administration, development, outreach).
  • Experience with digital communications, publishing, and production.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and problem solving, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment.
  • Ability to prepare technical, internal and end-user documentation as well as generalized messaging for broader communication and outreach (i.e. presentations, brochures, websites, newsletters, etc..

Requirements for Intermediate position:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (information science, educational technology, communications, journalism, business/marketing, technical writing, orsimilar) and 3 or more years in a documentation or publishing role, however, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent skills in communication (both written and verbal) , collaboration, and coordination are required to effectively relate with multiple teams, subject matter experts (SMEs), and customers (including senior leadership and alumni).

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.