Technical Editor and/or a storyteller

Employer UW-Madison, Construction Engineering and Management Program
Location Madison, WI
Type Part time
Apply by August 31, 2019
Posted on August 5, 2019


UW-Madison Program in Construction Engineering Seeks Storyteller

In order to better communicate the work we do and raise the visibility of our program nation and worldwide, the program in Construction Engineering and Management is seeking student storytellers to aid in crafting and shaping our message. The position will demand 10-15 hours per week, predominantly in-office at Engineering Hall, but occasionally working remotely as well. Starting pay will be $10/hour, but may increase upon gaining more experience in the position.

Duties of this position include:

  • Editing Technical Papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, with a particular focus on imbuing them with narrative qualities.
  • Preparing presentation materials and coaching presenters to achieve maximum influence.
  • Assisting in the preparation of research and funding proposals, with an emphasis on telling the story of the project(s)
  • Editing long-form books for narrative focus of technical information

Requirements of this position include:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of story and dramatic structure
  • Intermediate or better level understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to learn new information
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines

Not required but recommended:

  • Experience in technical writing, copywriting, journalism, theatre, creative writing, and/or marketing
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, particularly of Excel VBA-applications
    HTML and CSS experience
  • Digital Design Experience (Photoshop, Illustrator or similar)

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with one or more years left on their course of study (to allow for learning curve). To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and if available a portfolio of creative work to by end of August 2019